The Office for Socially Engaged Practice provides a hub and resources to support collaborative, socially engaged practices of art, architecture, and design that deal with systemic social, environmental, and economic challenges. View examples of recent initiatives.

This section of Inside Sam Fox provides information and resources to help support partnerships with individuals, communities, and organizations. For more information or support with your socially engaged initiatives, contact Matthew Bernstine and Emily Coffman (

Guides and Resources

View all guides and resources for faculty interested in engaging with individuals, organizations, or groups here, or see the guides grouped by category below.

Guides: Deliverables and Final Work

When you’re wrapping up a project with a partner or collaborator, be sure to close the loop on your final deliverables and work! Find more at these guides.

Guides: Communications and Archiving

Telling the story of what you’ve done is important to continuing to work with partners and in the community. These guides help with storytelling and archiving your work. 

Guides: Funding

Funding helps bring projects to life. Use these guides to streamline your funding efforts for engaged projects. Find more information with these guides.

Guides: Interacting with People, Places, and Organizations

When we’re engaging with individuals, organizations, and communities, we’re interacting with people. This set of guides supports those interactions.

Funding Opportunities

Consider applying for these funding opportunities:

Gephardt Institute funding:

Current Engagement Opportunities

Interested in learning more about socially engaged practice in your field? Explore current opportunities (updated quarterly). Or, check out these organizations and conferences bring people together who are working to address systemic challenges through art, architecture, and design.

Additional Resources