Social Practice Queens (SPQ) is a unique MFA concentration bringing together the resources of an academic research institution, Queens College (City University of New York: CUNY), with the long-standing community-based activism of the Queens Museum. Focusing social justice and art as social action the new MFA concentration in social practice integrates studio work with social, tactical, interventionist and cooperative forms. 

As part of the Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research, Social Practice Queens, faculty coleader Gregory Sholette, along with independent study student Jennifer Avril and artist Chloe Bass, are editing Art as Social Action, a textbook on socially engaged art practices.


Seminars & Working Groups