The Washington College Program for Creativity in the Environment, explores our aesthetic relation to the natural world, both historically and as it is developing today, and examines the social and ecological issues at its core.
SANDBOX draws students and faculty from the Departments of Art and Art History, Music, Drama, Literature, the Humanities, and the Natural Sciences, and welcomes participation from other academic departments. Outreach in the form of collaborations with surrounding art museums and institutions is also an important component of this new program.
Each fall the program welcomes a Distinguished Visitor who collaborates with a member of the Washington College faculty. The end result is a unique project that incorporates and addresses environmental concerns unique to Chestertown or the Chester river region. Through Sandstorms (experimental events teaming creative minds from different disciplines), lectures, films, and course development, SANDBOX works within the academic structure to focus attention on those opportunities afforded by collaboration
SANDBOX is funded by a grant from the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.