MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts
Goddard values the principles of liberatory education. Even if it is not directly stated in the educational philosophy, it is clear. We care about critical thinking, experimental learning, dialog and becoming lifetime learners who impact social change. We care about
The following was delivered as a graduation speech on September 22, 2013 for the Fall 2013 semester commencement ceremony of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts Program in Port Townsend, Washington: From 2000 to 2007, after studying dance and contemporary performance
As part of the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) Vermont Fall 2013 curricular offerings, I am facilitating a group study, Critical Composition: Think, Make, Write. It’s inspired by the teaching and writing of my friend Anne West, whose book—Mapping: The
Artistic Practice as/and Knowledge Production in an Age of Uncertainty: Some forty years ago, British visual anthropologist and social scientist Gregory Bateson suggested that the loss of aesthetic wisdom has brought humanity to the brink of unhoming ourselves on earth.
Occasionally I have to convince people of writing’s importance within an artist’s practice. To my mind, the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program’s (MFAIA) emphasis on developing strong writing skills—through the dialogue between students and advisors, as a documentary tool, and
Creative Weavings of Art: Goddard Student Brings Students and Graduates Together for New Arts Festival | originally published in Clockworks Spring/Summer 2013 issue by Jim Sable, Business Manager of Prismatic Productions, Inc. For 150 years, Goddard graduates have assimilated
Alumna Stacy Dawson Stearns, of Los Angeles, California, graduated from the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program at the Port Townsend, Washington residency site in 2012. In this video, Stacy talks about her somatic practices in artwork and her recent
Choreographer, performer, writer, educator and speaker, Liz Lerman, will be the visiting artist for the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts (MFAIA) program’s Spring 2013 residency. Founder of the Liz Lerman Dance Exchange in 1976, Lerman cultivated the company’s unique multi-generational ensemble
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy’s devastation, Paul Gordon (MFAIA ’13) has published on the Huffington Post his reflections on cleaning up after a natural disaster. As a garbage man in Binghamton, NY during flooding in 2006 and 2011, Paul
Using one of the abandoned military bunkers on the bluffs of Fort Worden State Park, Misha Penton (MFAIA ’13) created a site-specific performance during the fall 2012 residency for the MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts program at our Port Townsend, Washington
MFAIA alumna and interdisciplinary performance artist Roslyn Tate (MFAIA ’10), was recently interviewed by faculty member Laiwan regarding how her work at Goddard has advanced her professional practice. Roslyn Tate, aka Chicava HoneyChild, is a burlesque dancer, actor and producer.
Congratualtions to E. Larson Gunness (MFAIA ’10) on his recently published, highly-accessible financial planning resource for artists and creative practitioners, Peace, Love, and Financial Planning: Financial Literacy for Right Brained People. The book grew out of Larson’s MFAIA practicum work,