Community Partnerships

How can mutually-beneficial partnerships foster new collaborative research opportunities?

In 2015, we initiated a series of research-oriented partnerships across Tisch, with other units at NYU and with a small group of organizations in New York City.  In 2016, we will expand our partnerships to include units across the Global Network University.

At Tisch

  • Cross-Tisch

    Interdepartmental Faculty Series

    Tisch Initiative for Creative Research co-hosts an annual series of informal presentations by faculty about their research interests and projects.

  • Open Arts

    Development of a workshop series (Spring 2015) with Open Arts for NYU students and Tisch faculty designed to explore how collaborative create work might be embedded in curriculum

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  • Cinema Research Institute (CRI)

    Strategic planning with the Cinema Research Institute on future programmatic structures. The NYU Cinema Research Institute is a community of filmmakers, scholars, and entrepreneurs who, together, are committed to exploring new models of financing, producing, marketing, and distributing media and entertainment. The Institute supports Fellows to hypothesize, test, and execute innovative business and creative strategies to propel media arts toward a more robust, equitable, sustainable, and diverse future.

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  • Forming Intersections and Dialogues

    FIND is an interdisciplinary lab that explores social issues facing the MENASA region, and their relationship to the larger world, through a prism of artistic practice, scholarship, and social innovation. FIND brings together practitioners in each of these disciplines to collectively illuminate specific areas of crucial research. The core components of FIND’s research model include a fellowship program for artists, scholars, and social entrepreneurs; community workshops; public talks; exhibitions; conferences; journals and other publications; and a robust digital presence that includes integration into the Google Cultural Institute.

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  • Tisch Medical School, Langone Medical Center, CBS News, and Tisch

    Tisch Initiative for Creative Research produced in partnership with NYU/Touch, a series of video-based teaching tools for medical students.

  • Hemispheric Institute

    Development with Hemispheric Institute, and the Tisch Art & Public Policy Department, and the US Department of Arts & Culture (USDAC) of a series of community mini-think-tank events (Spring 2015, Fall 2016) focused on art and social change.

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  • Danspace Project

    Danspace Project and the Tisch Initiative for Creative Research initiated a partnership in 2015 which included a two-week Creative Research Residency for students of Tisch School of the Arts, over May-June 2015 at Danspace Project’s venue in St. Mark’s Church. In conjunction with this partnership, a group of NYU students also participated in a pilot membership program to research and engage Danspace’s programming in greater depth during the PLATFORM 2015: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets series.

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  • Public School 3

    The Tisch Initiative for Creative Research partnered with Open Arts and the Dance Department to Collaborate with 5th graders from PS3. The students worked with Associate Arts Professor, Pamela Pietro, and the Chair of Open Arts, Mary Bitel in a dance workshop held in the Fifth Floor Theater at Tisch School of the Arts.

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  • Trust for Mutual Understanding

    Development of a new program with TMU and Movement Research to connect US movement-based artists with artists in Eastern and Central Europe.

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