In Maryland, A Gateway to the Community Through the Arts

  • Gayle Stamler Inside Arts
Keywords: Higher Education, Performing Arts Programs, Community Engagement


Over the past several decades, college and universities have discovered that their professional performing arts programs can provide unique gateways into the communities they serve. At the University of Maryland, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center opens new doors to performance and learning for communities within and around the university through collaborative activities on and off campus. These are made possible in part by a unique relationship between the university and Prince George's County.