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Community Arts Minor

As a community arts minor, you'll explore your campus and broader communities and examine the ways that art can provide people with a voice. Courses in this program combine the study of art with practical methods for outreach and activism. You'll be equipped with the administrative knowledge to write grants and business plans, cover liability, and market your projects. You'll also do project-based community outreach, complete a required internship, and work with classmates and community members to create something beautiful.

Why minor in community arts at Whitworth?


  • Learn from professors with real-world experience. Professors model community outreach and help students organize projects.
  • Build relationships in the local art community. You'll work with agencies across Spokane as you plan and execute your own community art project.
  • Gain hands-on experience as you design, propose and implement a community project for a local organization.
  • Boost your résumé with a required internship.
  • Serve others by participating in Community Building Day. Past students have painted murals and used art to advocate for nonprofit organizations and social-justice initiatives.
  • Connect your faith or worldview with your studies. At the heart of community arts is the love of people.
  • Become who you're meant to be.

Our community arts grads make a difference (and get jobs)

Graduates with a community arts minor are prepared for roles in arts programming, arts management and administration, or advocacy and outreach. Grads can also find positions as art teachers, curators and artists.

Our recent community arts grads further their studies in top graduate programs at institutions including:

  • Iowa State University
  • Arizona State University
  • Seattle University

Ask our faculty

Ask Katie

Professor Katie Creyts' areas of expertise are glass, sculpture, arts administration and community arts.

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