Socially Engaged Practice

Check out fall 2020 socially engaged courses>>

Socially engaged practice takes on the systemic social, environmental, and economic challenges of our day. Sam Fox School faculty, students, and staff work with individuals, organizations, governments, and communities, especially in St. Louis, through our research, teaching, and practice. This includes community-engaged teaching, service programs, research projects, and more. Check out some of our recent endeavors below:

A Sustaining Arts Practice Fund (ASAP) grants>> Minor in Creative Practice for Social Change>> CityStudioSTL: Projects, Awards, and Fellowships>> Recent Initiatives Across Architecture, Art, and Design>>

Student Opportunities

Enroll in a socially engaged course>>
Volunteer with kids: Alberti Program>> | Design Connection>>
Attend a conference>>
Apply for an internship or summer funding>>

Faculty Opportunities

Review recent socially engaged projects>>
Find resources and guides>>
Apply for CityStudioSTL funding>>
Attend a conference>>

Community Requests

Are you in the St. Louis region and interested in working with students or faculty from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts? Visit this page to learn more>>

About the Office for Socially Engaged Practice

The Office for Socially Engaged Practice is a hub and a resource to support collaborative, socially engaged practices of art, architecture, and design. Through this support, we will fulfill our institutional responsibility to citizens and communities here in St. Louis and around the world.

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The Office for Socially Engaged Practice is a Gold Certified Green Office. Find out more information here>>

The Office works with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to support all aspects of socially engaged practice. Contact Liz Kramer, associate director of the Office for Socially Engaged Practice, at for more information.