There is an important cultural shift taking place on university campuses. University leaders are beginning to recognize that a lively creative arts environment is essential to attract and retain the best students, as well as to prepare these students to thrive in today’s economy. A creative campus uses the arts to bridge disciplines and allow college students and faculty to express their creativity in multiple ways. The creative campus dialogue is especially relevant in New York. A creative campus is one that allows the multiple constituencies on a college campus -- such as students, faculty, alumni and staff -- to express themselves creatively, and connects the campus community across disciplines. The City University of New York (CUNY) has 16 performing arts centers spread across the five boroughs of New York. In a city where performing arts space is much sought after, CUNY has a unique opportunity to use its current resources, namely the multiple performing arts centers, and network them to build such a creative hub. The paper attempts to examine how the PAC administrators and arts faculty at CUNY view the idea of the university transforming itself as a creative campus, and situate the discussion in light of the creative campus initiatives spreading across the country. It attempts to understand the incentives and barriers that university performing arts centers face in engaging college students.
|Keywords:||Creative Campus, Higher Education, Performing Arts Centers|
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Associate Professor, Department of Speech, Communications and Theatre, BMCC - City University of New York, New York, NY, USA
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