News and Announcements

June 2018

Why I Give to Goddard

Goddard College is home to more than 20,000 alumni globally. Our alumni tell us that their unique experience here is central to their approach to their work and has had a transformative effect on their life. Patricia Shepherd (IBA ’08, MFAW ’10) is a two-time graduate and Boston Chapter Co-Chair. Here is a statement on […]

New Social Innovation and Sustainability Grant for Students of Color

The Impact Project is an initiative intended to increase enrollment of students of color from underserved and / or marginalized communities in the Goddard Graduate Institute’s MA in Social Innovation and Sustainability, who are working on social innovation and sustainability projects that will benefit their communities. With faculty, staff, and peer guidance and instruction, students […]

May 2018

New Sexuality Studies Concentration in Undergraduate Programs

Goddard College has launched a new Sexuality Studies Concentration within the Undergraduate Studies Program. Sexuality Studies is an interdisciplinary field ranging from gender studies to biology, ethnic studies to public policy, and theology to economics. Founded by Drs. H. “Herukhuti” Sharif Williams and Zelaika Hepworth Clarke, we are the only sexological program specifically designed to […]

Indigenous & Decolonial Art and Performance Creation – Two New Concentrations – Launch in the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts

Goddard College’s MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program has developed two innovative concentrations for artists, performers, and culture-keepers. The Indigenous and Decolonial Art Concentration, offered on our Port Townsend, WA campus, is one of the first academic initiatives in the United States to emphasize the arts in the decolonization process, bringing together Indigenous, settler, and forcibly […]

Goddard College Launches First Graduate-Level Concentration in Embodiment Studies

“…a practice of exquisite awareness is revolutionary in its very approach.”* Goddard College, a pioneer in progressive and innovative education, has launched a master’s-level concentration in Embodiment Studies. This concentration honors the intelligence of the body and its capacity for insight and liberation with respect to lived bodies, social bodies, and the living earth. “This […]

April 2018

Make Action Arts

Make Action Arts – Goddard hosts Radical Art-Making Event In May, Goddard College will host Make Action Arts for a radical art-making intensive. This Vermont-based group of artist activists has hosted successful art-making events in support of direct action campaigns in Vermont and New York, including a “bomb train” blockade in the Port of Albany […]

Goddard College MFA in Creative Writing Program Announces Publication: Alchemy of the Word (2nd Edition)

Goddard College is pleased to announce the 2018 release of a new edition of Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk About Writing, published by GenPop Books. This anthology consists of thirty essays by faculty members in Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program. All were originally delivered as keynote or commencement addresses between 2000 and 2018. […]

Remembering Margo MacLeod

Margo MacLeod To the Goddard Community: I’m writing with the sad news of the passing of former Goddard faculty member and program director Margo MacLeod. Margo died peacefully among family and friends on April 2nd. Margo was a well-loved and respected member of our community. She lead the Indivualized BA and Individualized MA programs for […]

March 2018

Goddard launches new BFA in Socially Engaged Art

How can art engage communities to facilitate meaningful social change? The greatest potential of art today lies not in the “masterwork,” either as a luxury commodity or a durable monument of individual creative impulse, but in the deliberate co-creation of unique social circumstances and new possibilities for engagement. “Goddard College has a long history of […]

Goddard College and North American PEN Centers Partner for Creative Writing Scholarships

The Goddard College / PEN North America partnership provides one $10,000 scholarship to an MFA applicant in Creative Writing who is a member of PEN America, PEN Canada, or PEN Mexico. Additionally, North American PEN members who are admitted to Goddard’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, but who do not receive the Goddard/PEN North American […]