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HECUA: Art for Social Change: Intersections of Art, Identity, and Advocacy (Minneapolis)
Minneapolis, United States (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Spring
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Program Sponsor: HECUA 
Restrictions: Gustavus applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 02/04/2019 05/17/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Provider:
HECUA - Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs
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Program Term(s):
Semester only
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Minimum Class Standing:
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Minimum GPA:
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Previous Language Study Req?:
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Housing Options:
Residence Hall, Student responsibility
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Areas of Study:
Art, Arts, Business, Communication, Community Service, Creative Writing, Dance, Economics, Education, Entrepreneurship, Film, Gender Studies, Minority Studies, Music, Philosophy, Photography, Social Policy & Administration, Sociology, Studio Art, Theatre/Drama, Urban Studies
Program Design: Group based, Set Curriculum, Study Center, Theme based
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Additional Program Options:
Community Engagement, Internship
Program Description:
Program Description:


Learn how the arts can create choice, change and connection in a nationally recognized center for creativity and community. 


What is art for? Who is allowed to be an artist? Where do you find art, and what happens when it finds you? Seek the answers to these questions in a gallery or a museum, but on busy street corners, vacant storefronts, and empty lots. Meet local artists whose work addresses issues of inequity and injustice. Step into a poetry mobile, or tour a formerly foreclosed house transformed into a living museum. Tap into a growing movement of artists pushing the boundaries of what creativeany GPA lower than 2.5 will receive extra evaluation and may not be eligible)
* You must meet all requirements of the specific HECUA program
* You must complete all home campus requirements for off-campus study

All students are welcome on HECUA programs. Selection is based on your completed application, past academic performance, recommendations, and the match between the program and your own interests, goals and expectations. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

  • Intern Types

    • Art/Fine Arts
    • Communications
    • Creative Writing
    • Education
    • Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Liberal Arts
    • Music
    • Political Science/Politics
    • Social Sciences
    • Urban & Regional Planning
    • Women's Studies
    • Theater, Drama, Dance
  • Languages

    • English
  • Subject Areas

    • Art/fine Arts
    • Communications
    • Conflict Studies
    • Development Studies
    • Economics
    • Education
    • Humanities
    • Interdisciplinary
    • Liberal Arts
    • Music
    • Political Science/politics
    • Public Admin, Public Policy, Govt
    • Social Sciences
    • Sociology
    • Urban & Regional Planning
    • Women's Studies
  • Program Fees:

    Program fees may vary. Check the HECUA website, here, for the most up to date information.

  • Cost Include Description:

    Tuition, internship placement and supervision and all course related field visits.

  • Experience Required


  • Scholarships are Available

    HECUA provides $750 Scholarships for Community Engagement, $1,500 Scholarships for Social Justice, and four $4,000 Scholarships for Racial Justice for semester-length programs each fall and spring. More information about the application process for either scholarship, here, is available on the HECUA website or by contacting the organization.

  • Application Process Involves

    • Online or Paper Application
    • Essay
    • Letters of Reference
    • Transcript

More information at the HECUA Art for Social Change webpage >>>

Gustavus information

HECUA. Gustavus belongs to the HECUA Consortium, so we are a part of the organization that offers this program. Any eligible Gustavus student is welcome to participate in this program.

Application process. Gustavus students will first apply for Gustavus approval through this website. Once approved by Gustavus to participate, you will then complete an online HECUA application as well. Note that Gustavus has a nonrefundable application fee of $70 (required for all Gustavus study away applicants), and that HECUA has a separate nonrefundable application fee of $50.

Advising at Gustavus. If you would like to speak with a Gustavus program advisor, please see our Advising page for more information.



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