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Artists in Residence

The Artist Residency program invites internationally acclaimed artists, designers and scholars to engage with the College of Arts, Media and Design. The residents work with the Northeastern faculty, students and staff and communities in the surrounding neighborhoods of Boston.

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Creative Research Salon

This series features the presentation of recent published work by faculty in the College of Arts, Media and Design. Following the formal presentation, we will have a convivial discussion of the faculty member's research & scholarship.

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Food for Thought: A Faculty Lunchtime Colloquium

Join faculty colleagues to discuss topical issues in arts, media and design. Each session features brief faculty research presentations followed by open dialog between the audience, presenters and session curators. Enjoy local food and conversation to inform and inspire interdisciplinary scholarship and creative activities at the nexus of research and practice. The series aims to nurture the intellectual community of CAMD faculty.

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Neighborhood Matters

Neighborhood Matters is a lunchtime series that celebrates the ways in which community groups have shaped the neighborhoods surrounding the Northeastern campus. This series is co-curated by the Northeastern Center for the Arts and the Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Library.

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Tools & Technology for Creativity

Tools for Creativity is a series of workshops that provide diverse audiences with direct access to emerging technologies that have creative applications. These workshops are geared towards artists, musicians & media makers but open to all. Although focused on the creation of media, these workshops also encourage the creation of new media-making tools & technology.

About the Center

Northeastern’s Center for the Arts, based in the College of Arts, Media and Design, makes creative expression an integral part of the Northeastern experience. The programming of the Center for the Arts provides opportunities for students to express themselves, be inspired by creative thinking, build self-confidence and expand their cultural awareness.

Our artist-in-residence program brings professional studio artists and designers onto campus and into the classroom. Through our residency program and community-based collaborations, the Center has also become a model for supporting creative practice that emphasizes citizenship, positive impact, civic engagement and social justice.

Public art on campus is inspirational, bringing vitality and energy to our urban campus. By working with commissioned artists in public space, the entire Northeastern community has the opportunity to experience and participate in the artistic process.

Performance is often a way that cultures express themselves. On a diverse campus, like ours, the arts can help us learn from and better understand each other. Each year the Center presents free music, dance and theatre performances.

The Center also fosters creative research, innovation, collaboration and new forms of knowledge by supporting several lecture series, symposia and conferences though out the academic year.

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Bree Edwards

Director, Northeastern Center for the Arts

Thomas Vannatter

Program Coordinator, Northeastern Center for the Arts


Get Involved

The Center is a place for University-wide creative endeavors. Northeastern community members from all colleges are welcome and encouraged to get involved.

Bree Edwards

Director, Northeastern Center for the Arts

Bree Edwards is director of the Northeastern Center for the Arts, in Boston, MA. Her career in the curation, production and administration of contemporary art has included positions at the Asheville Art Museum (NC) and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts at the University of Houston (TX). From 2003-2004, she was Curatorial Fellow at DeAppel Centre for Contemporary Art, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is a Susan Vogt Fellow with the Boston Consortium and a member of the Northeastern Public Art Initiative.

Bree holds a B.A. from Goddard College (VT) and is a graduate of Bard College’s Center for Curatorial Studies (NY) with an M.A. in Curatorial Studies of Contemporary Art. She previously served on advisory boards of the Aurora Picture Show, Western Carolina Media Arts Alliance, the Public Art Committee of the Buffalo Bayou Partnership, and Blaffer Art Museum. She also served on numerous grant and award panels for organizations including Houston Cinema Arts and the Houston Arts Alliance’s Civic Art + Design committee.

Joseph Skoniecki

Media Manager

Joseph Skoniecki is a senior at Northeastern University graduating in December of 2015. He is majoring in Digital Arts with a concentration in Animation as well as minoring in Graphic Design. Joseph is heavily influenced by Japanese culture and hopes to get his master over in Japan some day. When he isn’t working in the animation lab, he can be found running the streets of Boston training for his next marathon.

Thomas Vannatter

Program Coordinator, Northeastern Center for the Arts

Thomas Vannatter is the Program Coordinator at the Northeastern Center for the Arts, in Boston, MA. He has a background in visual arts that led to an internship at the Mattress Factory in Pittsburgh, PA, opening the door to his career in arts administration and his drive to help provide the necessary structures to support working artists.

His career in the arts has included positions at the Franconia Sculpture Park (MN), the Boston Center for the Arts (MA) and the Griffis Sculpture Park (NY). Thomas has a BFA in Sculpture from Indiana University, Bloomington and is a graduate of the Heinz College of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University (PA) with an M.A. in Arts Management. He maintains a deep seeded love of power tools and coffee and enjoys exploring Boston by bike.