Community Arts Program
The mission of Xavier University is to promote a more just and humane society. In keeping with this mission, the Department of Art started its Community Arts Program in 1999 as a way of linking its resources with those of diverse communities in the Greater New Orleans area to address issues of education, cultural equity, and neighborhood empowerment.
CAP is not an outreach program. Rather, its projects are developed and implemented through reciprocal relationships based on mutual dialogue, inclusiveness, openness, and respect. Emphasis is placed on building projects that are sustainable and have great impact over the long-term.
In 2001, CAP expanded its mission to include formal educational opportunities in community-based arts. Through CAP, the Department of Art offers a Minor in Arts Management. The curriculum combines class-based and field-based opportunities for learning with courses which include Building Community through the Arts and Arts Policy.
Phone: (504) 520-7556
Attention: Community Arts Program
Department of Art
P.O. Box 137
New Orleans, Louisiana 70125-1098