Welcome to the student resource page for the PLACE Program.
The PLACE Program is aimed at being student-centered and community-based. We believe extra-curricular involvement in arts-based service learning is a student’s opportunity to develop pre-professional skills while contributing to community needs. There are many ways to develop a career pathway into the arts; there is no prescribed course of study, testing or licensure as there are in other professions. Today’s artists need to develop entreprenurial skills that will help them promote their talent, skills and ideas. Developing diverse professional skills in addition to your academic training is a way for students to get an edge on their personal career pathway as emerging fine arts graduates.
This is where you can find links to arts-based service learning projects that are seeking student participation now! This is where you can find course offerings in service learning. This is also where you can find arts-related job and internship postings!
Along the way, we encourage fine arts students to self-educate!
The PLACE Program is offering our research findings on arts-based service learning and relational aesthetics to help educate our readers on these subjects. Check out our webpage “Service and Relational Arts.” We offer our readers starting definitions on these subjects while we provide you with links to artists and projects that do a better job demonstrating relational arts practice. We offer references and articles on these topics, too. But we won’t offer a one-size-fits-all methodolgy for arts-based service learning or theory for relational aesthetics. Instead, we hope to promote a college-wide dialogue on these topics toward a college vision for fine arts higher education reform. Students are encouraged to shape this college vision as they shape their own education.
If you want to be on the PLACE student list serve to get updates on the latest community service opportunities, receive our bi-monthly 2 minute E-Newsletter or be prompted when new job postings come in, please email us requesting to be put on our list. Put “student list serve” in the subject of your email and send your request to email@example.com
COMMUNITY PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES:
The PLACE Program has developed some arts-based service learning projects that students can take advantage of now. Check out our website links to the following projects:
The “Living Mural” is a youth development project that will pair UNM fine arts students with visiting groups from the Big Brother/Big Sister Association to work on our 88 foot mural located along the North side of the Art Museum. UNM service participants will have an opportunity to work with the Visiting Community Artist leading the mural workshop.
CALL for “Expressing Community” – Student Grants Opportunity. This is a grant that supports student community arts practice. Students may submit proposals for projects that are IN community and ABOUT community. Selected students will become Relational-Artists-In-Residence (RAIR) working with the PLACE Program to develop their community projects and professional community arts skills. To learn more: http://place.unm.edu/precall.html
The “Arts and Medicine” Program is located at the University Hospital and is seeking volunteer student musicians for various performance series offered throughout the hospital. Patice Repar, ethnomusicologist and Assistant Professor in Department of Music, is the program’s. This is a rare opportunity to work in a unique program that is likely to change your perceptions about music, audience and venue.
The “Downtown Window on the Arts” is a City of Albuquerque 1% Public Art Project. It is window display that uses two high definition screens and close sound projections. This is a great opportunity for CFA student artists to submit their creativework (art, dance, music, media arts ). Art History students interested in curating are invited to propose a curatorial project.
The “Art and Environment” project initiative is aimed at bringing fine arts and science/tech students together to form an interdisciplinary team to compete in WERC’s 15th International Environmental Design Contest at NMSU in April 2005. Students are volunteer participants in a two semester collaboration that will be a groundbreaking forray into dismantling artificial barriers between disciplines. Come be the first! Limited to 7 students.
SERVICE LEARNING COURSES:
More to be announced...
Arts and Community Service - Crs #393 Chicano Studies
Service Learning Component:
Instructor: Alejandro Lopéz
Theatre --- Crs #
Instructor: Susan Pearson Davis
For details contact:
Arts & Medicine
STUDENT JOB POSTINGS:
The PLACE Program will seek job postings for fine arts students from both the University and the Albuquerque community that aim to develop arts-related professional skills. We will request employers to identify in their job descriptions the pre-professional skill development they will foster in the position. Internships, paid and unpaid, will also be posted here as well as Americorps positions. We will not post general administration jobs or jobs unrelated to the arts.
Fine Art Mentors - Paid Americorp and Work Study Positions with the
Whittier Community Learning Center, a literacy-based community project funded by a 21st Century Learning Grant. Our program is looking for motivated students who want to mentor youth and encourage them through artistic expression. You can do this as a volunteer, as a service-learning project through a class, UNM Work Study or consider becoming an Americorp member.
Contact: Dianne Kinabrew @ 507-6388 or 255-2008 x 29318
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