Social Practice Arts Research Center (SPARC)


UC Santa Cruz's Social Practice Arts Research Center fosters knowledge exchange and project building between artists, scientists, the public and others with a vision towards active social and environmental change. Working across disciplines, we aim to engender and support collaborations and projects that have a local, national or international impact on the public sphere. 


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SPARC was Co-founded in 2012 by Art Department Professors E.G. Crichton, Dee Hibbert-Jones, and Elliot Anderson.