CONNECTS offers community-based paid fellowship experiences to both undergraduate and graduate students across all CCA disciplines.

CONNECTS exemplifies the Center’s focus on developing opportunities for CCA students to engage intensively in individual creative projects with specific community partners. Both parties benefit from such valuable, long-term opportunities for learning and engagement.

Students who are selected to participate in CONNECTS fellowship program cultivate relevant, real-world experiences for portfolios and résumé development, professional skills, mentorship, leadership and networking opportunities.

Community organizations who are selected to receive CONNECTS fellows benefit from a year-long, CCA-funded externs and their critical and creative contributions toward the unique needs of organizations. Community organizations participate in the Center for Art and Public Life’s extensive network of partners at CCA and beyond.