Artists, musicians, dancers, writers, faculty, staff, and students coming together to share, collaborate and connect. Our purpose is to elevate the arts on campus and in our community, to advocate the importance of experiencing and bringing the arts into our daily lives, and to celebrate the artistic achievements of our students, faculty and local community.


The Bates Arts Collaborative is dedicated to infusing the arts and creative process into a broad range of our liberal arts education. We support art makers and scholars, coordinate collaborative work in the arts, advocate for the arts in college planning, and give the arts a voice in the leadership of the college. We envision the college with a flourishing creative environment that reaches multiple constituencies within and beyond our campus.

  • Victoria Blaine-Wallace, Design
  • Shoshona Currier, Bates Dance Festival
  • Timothy Dugan, Theater Faculty, Chair
  • Carolina Gonzalez Valencia, Art and Visual Culture Faculty
  • Stuart Gurley, Manager of Applied Music
  • Bora Lugunda, ’25, Student Representative
  • Hiroya Miura, Music Faculty
  • Kenyon Moore ’25, Student Representative
  • Darby Ray, Harward Center for Community Partnerships
  • Michael Reidy, Theater Faculty
  • Asha Tamirisa, Music Faculty
  • K. Samantha Sigmon, Museum of Art