Center for the Arts

Artist Residency

Our Artist Residency program brings leading thinkers and makers to campus and into the classroom. Internationally acclaimed artists, professional studio designers, and renowned scholars engage with students, faculty, and staff to collaborate on projects that support creative practice at Northeastern.

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Public Art & Community Engagement

Through public art and community engagement, we bring vitality, inspiration, and creativity to every corner of campus. Through this curated program, artists are commissioned to create site-specific artwork in public spaces. Artists are encouraged to treat the ‘campus as a canvas’ and engage the entire Northeastern community in the artistic process.

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Workshops & Exhibitions

Workshops of all disciplines provide students with access to a wide range of artists and makers and to the creative practice. Through the exhibition program, the Center for the Arts collaborates with Northeastern’s Gallery 360.

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Faculty Focus

Food for Thought is a lunch & discussion series featuring the critical creative practices within the College of Arts, Media and Design. Our faculty, by probing at the frontiers of an array of creative disciplines, are committed to models of inquiry that emphasize both ‘thinking as making’ and ‘making as thinking.’ Critical creative practice refers to a constellation of contemporary cultural forms encompassing art, media, design, and architecture. Faculty curators of this series have been: Brooke Foucault Welles, Matthew McDonald, John Wihbey, Meryl Alper and Cammy Brothers.

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About the Center

Based in the College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern Center for the Arts’ mission is to make creative expression integral to the Northeastern experience. We are an inclusive, multi-disciplinary center that brings the diversity of arts to life at venues around campus and across Boston—inspiring students to think creatively and expanding cultural awareness in our community.


Get involved

The Center for the Arts is Northeastern’s home for artistic endeavors and creative expression. Community members from all colleges are welcome and encouraged to get involved.

P: 617.373.7098
E: centerforthearts@neu.edu