The Harvard Staff Artists Community (HSAC) invites all staff artists to its first meeting on Feb. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at Area 1 in the Gutman Library conference center.
A newly formed community, the HSAC is a collective of Harvard staff, both active and retired, who are artists working in numerous disciplines, genres, and forms. Visual artists, writers, singers, musicians, dancers, and many others are also invited to come together to celebrate the arts and explore the artistic process. Although their technical training and professional experience vary widely, members share a value for art and art-making that is central to their identities.
A year ago, Harvard’s Task Force on the Arts affirmed a comprehensive commitment to the arts at the University. In light of this commitment, the HSAC is concerned with discovering the interests, needs, and opportunities that Harvard artist-employees share, and the group is considering such projects as building artist networks, establishing forums for sharing work, and advocating for one another’s artistic goals, as well as workshopping, arts education, and mentoring.
An online survey has been developed to learn more about Harvard’s community of artists. For more information, e-mail HarvardStaffArts@gmail.com.