Colleges Strike a Common Chord

by Linda Matchen, The Boston Globe. October 20, 2011

The writing class started much like any other. In the first half of the screenwriting exercise, Emerson College students discussed plot development, effective characters, and establishing conflict.

Then they added music. They moved to another classroom, where they joined students from Berklee College of Music. One played a flawless riff on the piano. Another sang and tap danced. Several intensely studied musical scores. Read more . . . 

Oft-Overlooked ProArts Program Offers Courses & Connections

by Rebecca Szkutak, The Berkeley Beacon. October 8, 2014

At Emerson, many students have probably heard “ProArts” in passing, though not everyone knows exactly what it is. The term refers to the ProArts Consortium program, a partnership that links Boston art schools through classes and educational resources. Read more . . . 

Teaching Dancers to Paint, Writers to Compose, ...

by Zoe Ingalls, The Chronicle of Higher Education. June 19, 1998

Standing alone in the spotlight, dressed in a white t-shirt and loose, gray pants, Gail Ann Haus suddenly switches from eloquent, poetic language and graceful gestures into disjointed fragments of sentences, punctuated by stutters that pierce the air like shards of glass. Read More . . .  

How Six Boston Art Colleges are Tapping Barr Foundation Money to Collaborate More Closely

By Alyssa Ochs, Inside Philanthropy. March 24, 2014

Although many major universities offer degree programs in the arts, many aspiring artists find themselves more at home at traditional art-focused colleges. Six art-focused colleges in Boston are part of the Professional Arts Consortium (ProArts), which is dedicated to visual and performing arts in Boston. The Barr Foundation, which devotes about 12% of its grantmaking budget to arts organizations, recently awarded a$140,000 grant to the ProArts Consortium. Read More . . . 

ProArts Consortium Students Hit the Hardwood

By Doug Paul Case, The Berkeley Beacon. March 3, 2011

Among pro sports fans, New York’s Madison Square Garden is considered the mecca of basketball.

But on Sunday, Emerson’s Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gymnasium took that title for the six schools in the Professional Arts Consortium [ProArts]. Read More . . . 

Barr Foundation Grants $140,000 to ProArts Consortium

By Jenn Zarate, The Berkeley Beacon. February 27, 2014

The ProArts Consortium received a $140,000 grant from the Barr Foundation to develop its programs with six arts-focused colleges in Boston, including Emerson, according to its executive director, Ross Bresler. Read More . . .