The Cultural Engagement Department of the Arts + Cultural Programming office at Montclair State University works to engage leading performing artists from around the globe with patrons, students, diverse academic departments, and regional audiences of all ages to develop dynamic and lasting relationships.

Let’s connect! Email Cultural Engagement Director Chrissy D’Aleo Fels at felsc@montclair.edu.

Projects

Campus Collaborations

Arts + Cultural Programming collaborates with faculty, staff, and students across all disciplines and areas of campus life. Our goal is to connect artists’ ideas and energy with the Montclair State University community through a diverse range of virtual and in-person programs. Co-curricular initiatives include artist discussions, symposia, workshops, exhibitions, and masterclasses that support teaching and learning across academic disciplines. Our team also develops tailored student projects and contextual resources to deepen engagement with the artists that partner with us on stage for PEAK Performances and on-screen for PEAK Plus.

Public Events

Due to COVID-19 at this time and for everyone’s safety, there are no in-person events scheduled. Please check back in Fall 2021. In the meantime, stay tuned for updates on virtual events for Spring 2021.

Creative Thinking

A signature initiative, the Creative Thinking project is an interdisciplinary, General Education course based on the core premise that it is possible for everyone to develop the innate tools that foster innovative thinking. In dynamic weekly sessions, guest artists and thinkers collaborate with diverse faculty members to lead the class in activities and exercises designed to help students synthesize an experiential and theoretical understanding of creative processes across disciplines. Please check the MSU course catalogue to register.