MICA Receives $200,000 Grant to Expand Community Arts Program

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BALTIMORE, MD.- Kresge Foundation’s College/Arts Initiative has awarded Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) a two-year, $200,000 grant to expand the reach of the College’s Community Arts Partnerships (CAP) program and to determine a tangible, quantifiable link between community arts activity and the seemingly intangible outcomes of hope, well-being and engagement. The grant will fund four to six new community partnerships for CAP, which links art students interested in community engagement with low-income communities, serving an additional 100 to 175 inner-city residents. The College/Arts Initiative grant also will provide seed funding for MICA’s partnership with the Gallup Student Poll on data collection and analysis, seeking to generate findings that will support the work of community arts practitioners. Through the project Community Arts Partnership: Making a Difference, Measuring Impact, MICA and Gallup will