CCAI regularly participates with other campus committees and councils in order to enrich the perspectives offered in yearly activities.
CCAI has partnered with the Cornish Student Leadership Council (CSLC), the Healthy Artist Initiative (HAI), and Cornish's Diversity Steering Committee.
If you have an idea for a project or and activity please E-mail Megan Smithling, Librarian.
What is CCAI?
The mission of the Cornish Citizen Artist Initiative (CCAI) is to provide a forum that encourages the diverse Cornish community to investigate, question, critique and give voice to their artistic passion by nurturing awareness of the importance of civic engagement in the performing and visual arts.
CCAI supports the College’s ongoing mission to nurture creativity and intellectual curiosity while preparing students to contribute to society as artists, citizens, and innovators thru a series of annual events that engage the Cornish community in an ongoing dialogue about the importance and relevance of art in society.
What do we do?
The annual events follow the model of the The September Project, a national grassroots organization that encourages events about freedom during the month of September. Cornish Citizen Artist Initiative events touch on the following:
- A Day of Service/Remembrance (September 11th )
- Constitution Day (September 17th)
- Voter Registration Drives
- Banned Books Week (last week in September)
- Local library tours
Additional Events and Activities include:
- Prominently located Bulletin Board Forum
- Film screenings through the “Reel Issues” Series / Wellness & Educational Programming
- Salon Readings
- Cabaret / Open-Mike events
- Lecture / Discussions
- Others as devised
- College Civics Week (April)