Overall Rating Silver
Overall Score 47.37
Liaison Holly Andersen
Submission Date Jan. 26, 2021

STARS v2.2

Bennington College
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
Strategies for Sustainability: Living Life as an Artist

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

We have consistently seen that artists are lacking certain skill sets, tools and resources that would empower and strengthen their ability to create work, develop personal stability and envision longevity in a realistic way. How can we approach these issues in a holistic way that addresses the person and well as the artist? This course covers a range of topics that addresses the ability to create a quality of life, share access to resources, and redefine concepts of success. This class is open to artists in all artistic disciplines.

Covered topics include:
Healthcare
Financial Literacy
Housing | Homeownership
Artist Statements | Mission
Fundraising | Grant writing | Residencies
Personal Wellness
Time Management
Conflict Resolution
Principles for building a sustainable life
Artist Advocacy
Developing and sharing strategies and models

Co-requisite: Dance or Drama lab assignment if students sign up for 4 or more credits in dance.

Prerequisites: Permission of the dance faculty. For registration please contact dreitz@bennington.edu
Credits: 4
T 2:10-5:50
Maximum Enrollment: 18
Course Frequency: One time only


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Curriculum
Investment & Finance
Wellbeing & Work

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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This course is newly developed and is an innovation for these reasons: Not only does it cover personal sustainability practices, much aligned with our work with Continuous Energy Improvement-- focusing on individual ways to reduce energy. It is a multi-facetted approach to living a sustainable, fiscally responsible life as an artist.

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