Art as a Tool for Change, highlights the national impact of art on community development with a focus on MICA's current arts research and advocacy initiatives.

Featured on the panel were Mark J. Stern, Ph.D., of Social Impact of the Arts Project (SIAP)-a research program of University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and Practice. Several MICA faculty and staff members, who work with issue-oriented projects joined Stern, including Rebecca Yenawine, community arts faculty member; Jeffry Cudlin, M.F.A. in Curatorial Practice faculty member; Mike Weikert, Center for Design Practice and M.A. in Social Design director; and Kalima Young, Baltimore Art + Justice Project coordinator.