Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

10 Takeaways

Being is more than thinking. Pay attention to how things feel, and connect with the body. We are taught “I think, therefore I am,” but minds are not separate from bodies. “I feel, therefore I am” is more apt. Our bodies are intelligent- they hold the history of our ancestors and are constantly communicating with us. Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

Are you an artist? Are trees art?

Part of the reason that I have found the Art for Social Change program to be so impactful is the ways that it has centered the processes of life through art making. It has artfully woven the aforementioned qualities of art into education. For instance, we practice movement art that allows us to connect mind and body. Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study Abroad

Freedom and Transformation

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Zoe Quinn (she/her/hers) is HECUA’s student blogger for Art for […] Read More »

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Info Session – Art for Social Change

Wondering which HECUA program is best for you? Not sure how to navigate the application process? Curious about our scholarships? Join HECUA staff for an informational session on Zoom (link […] Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

Hacking the system: growing roots and cultivating connectivity

Art in social justice spaces can change perspectives and guide interactions with the space. Entering the Water Protector camp, I was immediately drawn to the large, colorful banners and installations. Signs read “Check your ego here” and “Honor the treaty,” and fabric strips were woven through tree branches. There is a power and energy in being surrounded by things that people have made. Read More »

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Art for Social Change Community Partner

Community Partner Feature: Chicago Avenue Fire Arts Center

Collaboration with community partners brings HECUA’s model of transformational learning to life. We know that the 15-20 hours a week that students spend interning with a local organization is just […] Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

Looking Back, Moving Forward: Goodbye HECUA!

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Eleanor Giese is HECUA’s student blogger for Art for Social […] Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

Making adjustments and moving forward

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Eleanor Giese is HECUA’s student blogger for Art for Social […] Read More »

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Art for Social Change Student Blogger Study USA

Feeling Good Where I’m At

Each term, one participant from each HECUA program takes on the role of student blogger, sending regular dispatches from the field. Eleanor Giese is HECUA’s student blogger for Art for […] Read More »

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Student Blogger Study USA

That’s a Wrap! Final Reflections from Savannah

I think I can speak on behalf of most students when I say that this was one of the most challenging, inspiring, growing, and transformational semesters we will experience in our college career. I want to take this moment and give sincere and deep gratitude to Marcus Young, our amazing Art for Social Change teacher, mentor, and friend. I also want to thank all of the behind the scenes HECUA staff who put in so much work to make these programs happen for students. I also want to thank all of the community artists and guests that came into our space to teach us something we normally would not have learned if we did not share space and build community throughout this program. Finally, I want to thank all of my fellow students in the program who helped shape me as a person and an artist. Read More »

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