Arts Transcending Borders (ATB)

Initially funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) is an initiative designed to enhance the role of the arts in every aspect of the Holy Cross experience by infusing the arts into students’ academic lives and creating new opportunities throughout the curriculum and the community to cross cultural, geographic, and disciplinary boundaries. 

 

In line with the goals of a liberal arts education, ATB uses the arts as a catalyst for challenging perspectives, creating dialogue, and encouraging innovation and creative thinking and practice across our campus. ATB achieves its broad and sustained infusion of the arts in a variety of ways, all of which aim to transcend discipline and convention. Foremost and at the heart of the initiative lies the visiting artist-in-residence program, which brings distinguished artists to campus to engage with students, faculty, staff, and the greater Worcester community through various workshops, master classes, public lectures, and performances. In tandem, ATB sponsors dynamic programs throughout the year, ranging from lectures by renowned scholars and artists, to unique performances, exhibitions, and installations. 

Through interdisciplinary and collaborative opportunities that promote risk-taking and imaginative problem solving, ATB enriches the Holy Cross experience by showing the value of creativity and the arts — both in and out of the classroom.

Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) News

Students attend the "Massively Distributed" event hosted by Arts Transcending Borders in spring 2021.
Holy Cross’ Montserrat Program Leverages Art in First-Years’ Education
Lessons incorporating a variety of artistic forms instill in students a sense of discovery—in themselves and in the world around them
Students attend the "Massively Distributed" event hosted by Arts Transcending Borders in spring 2021.
Holy Cross’ Montserrat Program Leverages Art in First-Years’ Education
Art is often a communal experience: sitting in a theater beside strangers in the dark or standing like sardines singing along at a concert, it offers the promise of coming together.
Fall 2018 Arts Transcending Borders event at the JMAC PopUp space in Worcester
Arts Transcending Borders Receives $30,000 Grant From the National Endowment for the Arts
Holy Cross’ Arts Transcending Borders (ATB) program has been approved for a $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects award from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to support artistic programming and community engagement initiatives in Worcester during the 2021-2022 season. …