IDIS W10 The Artist Collaborative Interim--Art and Society (MAY)

Basic information

  • Dates: January 6-26
  • Cost: Artist Collaborative Voucher (exact)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this off-campus program has been suspended. The information on this page is available for reference and planning purposes, but may no longer be accurate. If and when Calvin is able to re-open this and other off-campus programs, information will be provided at the main Off-Campus Programs website. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Off-Campus Programs office.

This Artist Collaborative Interim is based at Hope University's Creative Campus in Liverpool, England.

The Artist Collaborative is a two-year program that fosters an interdisciplinary holistic appreciation for, and involvement in, the arts (visual, performing, and written). The second-year interim extends this collaborative approach to art making and creative problem-solving by immersing students in a culture outside of North America. Students are given this opportunity to learn how to engage effectively across cultures and to see how the world might look from the standpoint of another community. In 2021, the Artist Collaborative will travel to Liverpool, England to work with faculty and students at Liverpool Hope University’s Creative Campus. Students will take classes and receive tutorials in one of three areas, all of which engage the primary theme of the Arts and Society: Arts and Well-Being; Arts and Civic Engagement; Digital Transformation of the Arts. With access to the studios at Liverpool Hope, students will create their own art projects as well as visit museums and galleries, attend performances, and meet with practicing artists. As a diverse city with a long history of cosmopolitan trade, immigration, social dislocations, and the arts, Liverpool is ideally positioned to provide a laboratory for exploring the ways in which art can foster learning and reconciliation across fraught boundaries. The course will conclude with an art workshop retreat at Liverpool Hope’s campus in North Wales, Plas Caerdeon, set within the Snowdonia National Park. Assignments include active participation in all group activities, reflective journals on readings and experiences, development of a response to the question “How might the arts respond to pressing societal issues?,” and completion of a collaborative art project. The course is open only to members of the Artist Collaborative. This course will fulfill the CCE requirement. Fee: Artist Collaborative Voucher. Dates: January 6-26 off campus.


Artist Collaborative Voucher (exact)

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Paula Manni

Paula Manni

Arts Programming Assistant
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