Hoffman

Artist-led Ecosystem Interventions

McColl Center for Visual Art’s community engagement model highlights the value of artist-led ecosystem interventions that foster inter-generational relationships, create stronger communities and elevate the value of artists as catalysts for change.

Koke

From Expert to Collaborator

Moving from the traditional stance of ‘the expert with important stories to tell’ to ‘building stories with community’ requires an openness and humility that is often not easy for museums.

Bryant

Shhh!

Do you want to develop sustainable relationships with new audiences? Do you want to build community? Shhh! Be quiet and listen.

JSMay

Museum as Platform

Using a major exhibition, a museum can activate the community to provide a collective platform for: dialogue, diverse interpretation, and wide-ranging authentic arts experiences with broader audiences.

A visitor in the Object Stories gallery encounters the large display depicting community members who have recorded stories about personal objects.

Object Stories

This visitor-generated project pushes the boundaries of the traditional role of the visitor and what is worthy of being exhibited in a gallery space.

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