The Arts at GSU are committed to enriching the lives of our students, faculty, staff and the metro Atlanta area through engaging arts programming. As educators, we train the next generation of artists, musicians and writers knowing that such work is not created in a vacuum. Art is generated in reaction to a greater world; art is given back to that greater world. Whether as celebration, reflection or criticism, art exists in a continual relationship between artist and community.
As a result, the Arts at GSU feature many programs that are free and open to the public. We are in the schools. We are in the neighborhoods. We are invested in groups that care for our seniors. We are in all these places because metro Atlanta is the community in which we live and work. We take pride in serving that community.
CENCIA programs are always free and open to the public. We welcome the community to join us!
Creative Writing Events brings talented writers from around the country and around the world to give readings to the public. All are welcome.
The Rialto has a long tradition of education outreach. Feed Your Senses, Rialto Jazz for Kids, pre-show lectures and master classes are some of the ways in which the Rialto gives to greater Atlanta.
The School of Music students and faculty work with the community through programs that bring music to the schools and seniors. Its Student Leadership Institute, high school honors programs and music educator workshops seek to ensure music remains a commitment in the educational system. Learn more about their programs here.
The Welch School of Art and Design is the Georgia host school for the national Scholastics program for art and writing. This program works to develop high school art students through a juried state-wide and national competition each year.