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Creative Accord

Last updated on Dec 03, 2020

Murals developed by Eduardo Pineda’s fall 2020 Critical Ethnic Studies Mural Art course visually express the Creative Accord principles.

Image: Murals developed by Eduardo Pineda’s fall 2020 Critical Ethnic Studies Mural Art course visually express the Creative Accord principles.

CCA’s Creative Accord is a cultural and ethical touchstone for all members of the CCA community. This collective agreement allows us to hold each other accountable and gives us something to aspire to as a creative community.

There are four principles that comprise the Creative Accord. These principles unite the 2,500+ members of the CCA community by naming our shared values, helping us understand why we do what we do, discovering common goals in hard moments of misunderstanding, and creating opportunities for inclusion.

The four principles of the Creative Accord are:

  • Radical Responsibility: We approach our craft with the understanding that we are interconnected and responsible creative-citizens.
  • Think Beyond: We examine and apply critical curiosity to ourselves, others, and our craft.
  • Cultivate Creative Action: We utilize different tools to advocate for informed social change that impacts us, our making, and our community.
  • Become chimeraMADE: We actively contribute to being part of a creative community.

Actions in the world require awareness of shared community values to catalyze collective action. CCA’s Creative Accord provides a personal and collective roadmap to becoming good neighbors and global creative-citizens.

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Bringing the Creative Accord to life

Discover the meaning and inspiration behind the new community-centered murals developed by students in the fall 2020 Critical Ethnic Studies Mural Art course.

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