Call for Transdisciplinary Arts Models | Leonardo/ISAST

Call for Transdisciplinary Arts Models

Dates or Deadline: 
26 June 2017 to 26 July 2017
United States

The Goal:
We want to build the most innovative arts program in the world. As we meet, learn from, and research other arts. Mount Vernon is about connecting programs, we are learning that there aren’t many programs trying to reimagine arts education or innovate system-wide. Many arts programs have an innovative course or studio space, but most high-quality arts programs want to look like college/conservatory programs.

….Connecting students to real life
….Connecting disparate or related disciplines
….Connecting people from diverse networks
….Connecting new ideas with those that are tried and true.

What if we took everything we know off the table and re-imagined arts education from a trans-disciplinary/real-world perspective?
We’re trying to figure out what that might look like...and we want your input.
Design Drivers:


How might we make school more reflective or REAL LIFE?
How might we empower all learners to be SEEKERS and EXPLORERS?
How might we INSPIRE one another - and the larger world - through the work we undertake together?

The Who:
Named by NAIS as one of the “10 Most Innovative as resources of today and letting their passions/curiosities drive real-world work as we engage in design briefs for companies like Porsche and AT&T. Schools in America”, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School has emerged as a thought-leader in K12 Education. Using design-thinking, interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and Project Based Learning at every grade level (Preschool-Grade 12).
The Need:


Do you know of an arts program that is truly cutting-edge?
Do you know someone who is doing robust transdisciplinary arts work?
Do you have a big idea that could give us a new perspective on arts education?
Are you disenchanted with the surface-level arts integration that most STEAM programs provide?

Good, we need you.
The Next Step: design a better world.


Email us if this sparks your interest. 
Connect us with someone in your network that would be great for this kind of work.  
Blow our mind with your wildly ambitious goal or thought.
Be a part of the conversation as we set forth to design a better world. 

Matthew Neylon, Director of Visual & Performing Arts
T.J. Edwards, Director of Design & Engineering Programs