The Creative and Cultural Industries Program at Chapman University (CCI)  has partnered with the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) to offer our students the chance to design and deliver a series of public engagement workshops at the museum.

OCMA is currently housed in a temporary location as it moves from its site in Newport Beach to a state-of-the-art facility in Costa Mesa, in 2021. More information about the move can be found here:

OCMA is taking this opportunity to develop connections with its new local community, to understand how the Museum may best serve them. Chapman has partnered with OCMA to assist in this endeavor.

Selected Chapman students will work with Teaching Artist Sarah Garcia to co-design public engagement workshops held at the museum that encourage visitors to articulate their hopes and desires for the new OCMA, through the process of art-making.

Students will need to participate in 3 learning and preparation sessions with the Teaching Artist to be held in April and May on Chapman’s Orange campus, in order to co-design the workshop and develop skills in arts education and public engagement.

Upon finishing the sessions at Chapman University, students will the deliver the workshop at OCMA on Saturday 18th May – the date has been chosen to celebrate International Museums Day, connecting up to a global network of 40,000 participating museums.

This is a perfect opportunity for students seeking to gain invaluable skills working in the museum sector and other non-profit cultural organizations. There is no cost for student participation in planning sessions and cost of lunch and travel to OCMA on the day of the workshop will be covered.

For further information and to reserve a space, please contact Dr. Jamie Larkin (