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National initiatives

At the Herberger Institute, our definition of Creative Placemaking is the strategic integration of arts, culture and community engaged design into comprehensive community planning and development.

The mission of the Institute Professors is to change pedagogy and practice at ASU and beyond.

The National Accelerator for Cultural Innovation is a space for bringing disruptive cultural innovators together to propel design and arts-led social transformation and public good.

The Projecting All Voices initiative aims to explore what equity means within a 21st-century design and arts school and at art institutions across the nations.

Herberger Institute and ASU-wide initiatives

Created in 1996 with an endowment from Katherine K. Herberger, ArtsWork unites ASU artists and scholars with community leaders in research and programs focused on children and the arts.

CounterAct is a multidisciplinary, campus-wide effort to reduce sexual assault and center healthy sexuality using the arts. The initiative will catalyze 880 creative acts to counter the 880 acts of sexual violence that occur each day in the U.S.

Working with health and allied health disciplines at ASU and in the community, Creative Health Collaborations advances research, curricula and programming at the intersection of arts, design and health.

The Design and Arts Corps partners with communities to place designers, artists, scholars and educators in public life, in places like schools, hospitals, social profit organizations, community centers and government agencies.

The Herberger Institute Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Programs was established to coordinate cross-institute programs and activities that engage directly with entrepreneurship and enterprise development in design and the arts.

The LACMA-ASU Master’s Fellowship combines academic training and work experience to advance the careers of a new generation of curators, directors and other museum professionals who are committed to disrupting and diversifying the field.

Urban Sol promotes the urban artist culture of DJs, MCs, graffiti artists and dancers in the Valley of the Sun.