Columbia College Chicago

Center for Community Arts Partnerships

Center for Community Arts Partnerships


“CCAP brings an added dimension to the larger Columbia College community. It provides students with a chance to engage in real world experiences through the Center’s work, enriching student life.” Mark Kelly, Vice President for Student Success, Columbia College Chicago

Since 1998, the Center for Community Arts Partnerships (CCAP) at Columbia College Chicago has been transforming the lives of thousands of Chicagos young people through its unique approach to college-community partnership building. Founded on a mission to link the academic departments of Columbia College Chicago with diverse communities throughout the city and beyond, CCAP brings the concepts of community-based learning, arts-integrated curricula and reciprocal partnerships into the spotlight. It unites artists, educators, students, corporations, schools and community-based organizations to form meaningful, sustainable partnerships in the arts.

What’s Hot at CCAP:

Permanent Record Hip Hop Exhibit

CCAP in partnership with the Artistic Bombing Crew (ABC) presents Permanent Record: Chicago Hip Hop Kulture, an exhibit covering the evolution of 40 years of Hip Hop in Chicago. Permanent Record, held at the Hairpin Arts Center in Logan Square throughout October 2015, will display elements of Hip Hop culture (graffiti, breakdancing, MCing, and DJing) and invite Chicago’s community to celebrate Hip Hop’s past and present. See the full schedule of events here.

Permanent Record Schedule

TEAM Book - Our Latest Publication

CCAP's TEAM book is here! In Media Arts Integration: Reflections from the Field, CCAP illustrates the ways in which teaching and learning unfolded in urban public school classrooms through TEAM's digital media integration approach. The book includes essays by teachers and teaching artists, sample lesson plans, and evaluation results.

CCAP's TEAM book

Convergence Academies Faculty Fellows

Congratulations to the thirteen Columbia College Chicago faculty selected to serve as our 2014/15 Convergence Academies Faculty Fellows. Read their bios and learn more about the Faculty Fellows program.

2014/15 Faculty Fellows

CCAP Giving Campaign

Please give today! We want to spend another 16 years transforming lives through the arts! Honor our commitment with a commitment of your own: support CCAP by making a donation.

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