Center for Arts Leadership

The Center for Arts Leadership (CAL) is dedicated to empowering students with ways to apply their curricular knowledge beyond the classroom and grow as young professionals. Through the Center, students can receive grants for professional development, funding for social justice start-up projects, perform community engagement, and have the opportunity to connect with guest artists through workshops and special events.

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Community Engagement

Through Community Engagement, CCPA is dedicated to connecting artists with their local communities, which helps CCPA’s performing artists understand how their artistry fosters personal socio-artistic growth grounded in an acute and practical awareness of social justice. Meaningful collaborations are built through public speaking, audience engagement and performance.   

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The center's focus on diversity, equity and inclusion amplifies minority student voices in the CCPA, as well as provides performance opportunities and professional connections in the performing arts community.

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Health and Wellness

The Health and Wellness of RU students is an important component to student success.  The center is dedicated to providing resources, programming, and paths for mental, physical, and social health and wellness to CCPA students, and connects students to additional mental health resources.

Professional Development Opportunities

Connect with us

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Contact Us

Savannah Boles
Interim Administrative Director of Center for Arts Leadership
AUD 931

David Kjar
Interim Executive Director of Center for Arts Leadership
AUD 939

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