Each Philadelphia Area Creative Collaboratives (PACC) project team should consist of:
- Two to three Haverford College faculty, involving at least two courses
- A non-profit organization
- An artist
PACC supports projects at two levels:
Seed Exploratories (up to $10,000, 2 per semester)
- These grants invite faculty, artists, and non-profits working across at least two courses to enter into conversation and experimentation, perhaps as a first step toward a full Collaborative project in subsequent years.
- Seed Exploratories could include a course project that explores the intersection of arts-community-curriculum with local artists and non-profits; an on-campus workshop that invites the public and campus together in dialogue with a particular organization and collaborating artists; or a community dialogue, project presentation, or performance off-campus around which students, faculty, artists, and non-profits can discuss future collaborative programming in this area.
Collaboratives (up to $70,000, 1 per semester)
- Haverford faculty in conjunction with non-profits will be invited to propose projects in pairs or larger groups (up to three courses) using classes across all levels of the curriculum, both newly developed and those renovated within the framework of the initiative. Each of these Collaboratives will engage formal coursework in direct practice with the Philadelphia-area community.
- The application process will include workshops for faculty and non-profit partners, working toward an initial letter of intent followed by a full application outlining, among other items, non-profit organization activities, direct artist engagement with students and broader publics, and achievable benefits for all collaborating parties.
- Collaboratives are expected to last one semester; it may be possible to provide support for project spanning an entire academic year. Please be in touch with Program Manager Stephanie Bursese to discuss this option.