Creative Campus Initiative
The Creative Campus Initiative builds the capacity of Faculty, Staff, and Students to harness their creativity and disciplinary knowledge to solve problems and advance innovation for the public good. more
Reimagine Higher Education
We believe a 21st century education requires building creative capacity to solve problems and advance innovation for the public good--in addition to providing disciplinary training.
Build Creative Capacity
Through our Curb Scholars program, academic innovations, and campus-wide programs, we foster the capacity of faculty, staff, and students to invent and imagine, co-create across disciplines, compellingly express their ideas and stories, and implement novel solutions and innovations.
Develop a Community of Creative Scholars
The Curb Scholars Program is the first Scholarship in the country focused on creative practice and innovation. We develop students who can ask provocative questions, manage ambiguity, take risks, experiment, and lead innovation for the public good.
Foster Academic Innovation
We foster curricular innovations that can augment any major on campus--integrating media, design, creative problem solving, and creative expression with rigorous disciplinary training and liberal arts education. more
Our campus-wide programs and pilots provoke unexpected conversations, collaborations, and campus experiences.
Support Artistic Enterprise
Our research illuminates how artists develop and sustain creative identities and form community in an enterprise economy.
Policy in Dialogue with Research
Art, enterprise, and public engagement forums encourage conversation between public policy and academic scholarship.
Access to Creativity
We partner with campus and community organizations to foster access to our creative city for everyone.
Who We Are
The Curb Center is a national policy center committed to research and teaching that challenges leaders to rethink the place of art and creativity in our world. The Center also functions as a gallery, and currently hosts the campus’s first-ever exhibition of works by art department faculty and staff.
Vanderbilt feminist historian, epistemologist, and Curb Faculty Public Scholar Aimi Hamraie spearheaded the university’s inaugural Accessibility Map-a-Thon last week. The all-day event featured expert speakers on disability activism, the history of accessibility at Vanderbilt, and the intersections of disability, gender, race and class. Participants also heard from members of Disabilities Awareness Partnership, a student advocacy group formed and led by students with disabilities. Read the Nashville Scene’s article here!
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