March 26, 2024
10:00 - 11:30 a.m. | Zoom

Are you interested in learning how to create new arts and cultural community-engaged partnerships with museums? Are you new to working with museums as partners in creating activities for community-engaged social change? This workshop will introduce you to the directors of the MSU Broad Art Museum and the MSU Museum—and some of their community partners—who have created equitable partnerships with impact. 

Each team will explain project origins, mutually beneficial outcomes, lessons learned, strategies for sustainable collaboration, and unexpected outcomes. Attendees will learn about the unique advantages of partnering with museums, along with the basics of community-engaged research, partnership building, and community engagement practices. Presenters will describe how museums can provide innovative ways to share research through presentations, performances, exhibitions, digital formats, etc. Participants will also be able to join a growing network of campus colleagues who are leading innovative arts and cultural community-engaged partnerships.


Devon Akmon

Devon Akmon
Director, MSU Museum

with collaborator, Emily Paterson, MSU senior majoring in Professional and Public Writing, and Experience Design

Steven Bridges

Steven Bridges
Interim Director, MSU Broad Art Museum

with community partner on Prison Creative Arts Project (PCAP), Martín Vargas, University of Michigan

Video of the event