2017 IMPACT Awarded Teams Announced

We are thrilled to announce 7 finalist teams for the 2017 IMPACT Awards.

Three teams will be awarded $10,000 and one team will be awarded $2500 to enact their project, in community.


The Center for Art + Public Life is thrilled to announce the 2017 IMPACT Awards External Jury!

This incredible Jury hails from across creative, social impact disciplines, with grounding here in the Bay Area and work across the globe.

On Thursday, April 13, the Jury will award 4 Teams out of 7 finalist Teams. 1 Awarded Team will receive $2,500, and 3 Awarded Teams will receive $10,000 to apply toward their projects in Summer 2017. 


Over the course of Summer 2016 the IMPACT Awarded teams spread out, across the globe to implement creative projects in collaboration with a diverse set of communities.

We are sharing videos for six of these teams.


Project Dahlia


The "CCA Community Responding - Resources and Events" is a listing that has been created in response to on-going post-election reactions. 


[Image: Impromptu No Tutu, BAMPFA. Credit: Liz Wiener]


CCA’s Center for Art + Public Life and Office of the Provost present

Meditations on the Artist as Citizen: 

California College of the Arts 2016 Community-Engaged Practice Awards

Curated by Christian L. Frock

The Center for Art and Public Life at California College for the Arts is pleased to announce that independent curator and writer Christian L. Frock has been selected as 2015 – 2016 Scholar in Residence.  

The Center for Art and Public Life is incredibly thankful for the support it recieves, which allows us to continue our creative and vital work.