The Outreach Role of the Fine and Performing Arts


  • Alexander E. Sidorowicz Towson State University


Metropolitan Universities, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, Outreach Programs


The fine and peeforming arts in metropolitan universities, by their very nature, can provide outreach programs that positively influence the image and mission of the university as a cultural partner in the community. These programs include the production and presentation of events related to the academic disciplines of the departments in the arts; the sponsorship of non-degree educational programs that are focused on experiences for pre- and post-college age students, and collaborative associations with metropolitan arts agencies that enrich and support the educational mission of the university and the artistic goals of the community.