(in collaboration with Future Work Design)
The Case for Arts Integration is a tool for connecting across campus, outlining the “what,” “why,” and “how” of arts integration. While this book shows how arts integration can function on campus, and its range of impacts, the case it makes is broad and all-encompassing. On many campuses, a few faculty or staff are champions of arts integration. This book is designed to help them build broader support for arts integration at many levels, including among university leadership. Each university will want to define what arts integration looks like for them and how it fits into their unique cultural landscape. This resource supports the work of arts integration on-campus, and draws on insights gathered from over 600 interviews with academic leaders, institutional officers, faculty, staff, and students at over 60 research universities.
A companion workbook, The Case for Arts Integration: Workbook, provides an introduction to the insights and questions commonly encountered by A2RU and its research university partners. The goal is to help enable better sensemaking and case-making activities around arts integration, what it means, and how it will unfold on your campus.
This workbook is designed to help you in case-making, developing a workshop, or as a common framework for benchmarking. Properly applied, the workbook will save weeks of work, provide structure and clarity for your group’s work, accelerate your ability to assemble exemplary case-making materials, and raise the quality of your messaging.