Care Syllabus

Care SyllabusCARE SYLLABUS is a cross-institutional public humanities and arts project of MCLA and MASS MoCA. First launched in 2020, CARE SYLLABUS is made possible in part through The Mind's Eye, a research and praxis initiative at MCLA, which provides a venue for transdisciplinary collaboration and dialogue addressing contemporary social concerns.  

CARE SYLLABUS highlights artistic expression, activism, and thinking that fosters a radical communal  imagination. The creative impulses rooted in these modes of collaboration and critique spur new ways of exploring the histories of care – and shifting praxes of care – currently at work in our homes, classrooms, and communities.


  • A number of guest-curated, themed modules which illuminate specific strands and strategies of care in the arts.
  •  A public education program accompanying each module, organized by the CARE SYLLABUS team, featuring a keynote event with guest-curators, a community study session aimed at educators, and a platform for the stories of community activists and advocacy organizations. Public programs offer invitations for action, and steps to activate what you learn.
  •  A forum, care/of, that offers reflections on art and care submitted by partners and community members.
  •  A resource guide that features directions for further learning and community involvement.For more information, check out CARE SYLLABUS’ Mission Statement, Land Acknowledgment, and FAQ.