About – Project Third 2018-09-13T21:05:09+00:00

Pratt Fine Arts Summer Residency for
Research & Community Engagement

This new ten week summer residency program is geared towards artists/collaborative groups whose community work is research oriented and/or motivated by the desire to instigate social change.

PROJECT THIRD consists of 3 linked components:

1) Invited Artists in Residence

2) Six week Fine Arts MFA summer session led by a visiting faculty member

3) Collaboration w/Internal and External Partners

Invited artists inhabit and transform the gallery into a visible location for research, engagement and experimentation. July is a focused research month that aligns with a specially designed Fine Arts Integrated Practices MFA summer session taught by a visiting faculty member. August is public-facing with programming that opens up the work of the artists in residence to the community. Additional programming in early September responds to the return of faculty and students for the fall semester.


BFAMFAPhD (Susan Jahoda, Emilio Martinez Poppe, and Caroline Woolard), is a collective that employs visual and performing art, policy reports, and teaching tools to advocate for cultural equity in the United States. The work of the collective is to bring people together to analyse and reimagine relationships of power in the arts.

Image: Fine Arts DeKalb Gallery with BFAMFAPhD residency 2018