SVS Outreach Program

The Outreach Program at MU School of Visual Studies is a prime example of how MIZZOU invests in and supports community engagement that brings the academic resources of the university to the public through active partnerships creating mutually beneficial learning outcomes while offering exciting opportunities to our students for achievement and growth.

The Outreach Program in SVS currently includes two key components: Art on the Move and the Art on the Move Trailer. Each component focuses on the School’s commitment to outreach and collaborative engagements between Missouri communities and MU students, faculty and alumni. These community engagement initiatives, have been created as a way to bridge the divide between campus and community, and to highlight and recruit the best visual artists in the state of Missouri. Two additional components are also currently in development:  Artists with Promise Exhibition and Symposium; and Graduate Student Research and Curatorial Assistantships (GRA).

Art on the Move

MU School of Visual Studies students, alumni and faculty are some of the best and brightest rising stars in the field of visual arts. Art on the Move provides real-life experiences for SVS students and alumni, providing hands-on professional career building opportunities by returning them to their Missouri hometowns or home regions to share their art with others and play an instrumental part in recruiting the next generation of SVS students.

Art on the Move Trailer

Key to Art on the Move is a mobile art venue—the Art on the Move Trailer. The trailer is outfitted to support meaningful community engagements such as popup art exhibitions, film debuts, workshops, and a portable makers space. The trailer will be used regularly by faculty, students and alumni, traveling across the state to promote SVS through community engagement.

Artists with Promise Exhibition and Symposium

The Artists with Promise Exhibition is a juried exhibition of Missouri’s finest young artists currently in their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school. The exhibition seeks to recognize the most talented young artists studying in all Missouri high schools. Artists whose work is selected will be invited to participate and their art work will hang in a two-week exhibition held in the rotunda of Jesse Hall on the MU campus. This exhibition culminates with a one day symposium and artist reception.

Graduate Research and Curatorial Assistantships

Through graduate research assistantships, students will receive hands-on and real-life experiences that will better prepare them to meet the challenges of a changing world when they graduate, provide an unprecedented opportunity to foster rigorous community-based research and to translate findings of social science breakthrough and discovery.