KCAD and the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA) offer creative enrichment classes designed to inspire people of all ages. Programming for Summer 2022 includes youth day camp sessions and three-week courses for teens and adults.
Creativity doesn't happen it a vacuum—it thrives on human connection.
More than a college, KCAD strives to be a conduit through which individuals, organizations, and communities can collaborate across the barriers that divide us and leverage the transformative power of creativity to not just envision a better future, but make it a reality.
Learn more about some of our community engagement initiatives below, and contact us if you have an idea of your own you'd like to discuss.
Organized by KCAD with support from The Wege Foundation, Wege Prize is an annual competition that ignites game-changing solutions for the future by inspiring college/university students around the world to collaborate across institutional, disciplinary, and cultural boundaries to accelerate the transition to a sustainable circular economy.
Building on the successful framework of Wege Prize, the Wege Prize High School Collaborative Studio is a free two-week program that gives West Michigan high school students the chance to collaboratively learn design thinking and creative problem solving strategies and employ them to envision solutions to real-world challenges faced by people in their own communities.