Access and Engagement
Access and Engagement
Art emboldens individuals to share their unique voices and that of their communities. Art can also fuel courage to deviate from harmful conventions and embrace heterogeneity and difference. These qualities have empowered art to serve as a powerful catalyst for social change — giving voice to the disempowered, challenging systems of oppression, and raising awareness of social inequity.
The School of Art recognizes that marginalized communities face forms of oppression on and off our campus. In the face of those challenges and in keeping with its educational and artistic mission, the School of Art seeks to foster a welcoming, equitable, and accessible community, characterized by respect and civility, for all its students, faculty, and staff. To cultivate the artistic development and growth of our community, we see it as our responsibility to create spaces in which everyone can think for, express, and freely be themselves, unencumbered by barriers. As individuals within this community, we recognize our own privilege and role in realizing and continually upholding these shared aspirations.
Endorsed by the School of Art Faculty, 23 January 2023
Questions, Concerns, Comments? We’re listening.
We are always interested in hearing your thoughts about access and engagement issues and matters concerning our climate in the School of Art. This portal is anonymous and monitored by our Access and Engagement Committee. We appreciate your honesty, so feel free to let us know if you think improvements are necessary.
Access and Engagement Spotlights
The School of Art believes that creativity thrives on diverse perspectives. We also believe that sharing, questioning, and learning about our community leads to awareness and change. Throughout the semester, we highlight projects by UT students and faculty that address topics of cultural, racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, disability, and religious diversity. Have a project that should be featured? Learn more and submit your project for consideration.
Access and Engagment Spotlights
- MFA Student Ruchi Singh: Internship with the Jewish Museum in New York
- Stacey Robinson and Julie Lohnes Interview at the Ewing Gallery
- Stacey Robinson Brings Energy and Collaborative Art to Knoxville
- MFA Grad Danqi Cai to Teach at University of Arkansas
- Works of Koichi Yamamoto Featured in “Actuel: l’estampe contemporaine”
- Ruchi Singh to Intern with Jewish Museum in NYC