New kinds of canvases: Collaborative Community Canvas, Year 2

Ahead of this year’s project, I’m so excited to share the results from last year’s “Collaborative Community Canvas”—a second iteration of an invitation to create in a shared site, hosted as part of Yale School of Art’s Open Studios. In its second year, 2023, I added a paper wall to exist alongside the canvas one, and stretched snippets of last year’s...

Experimentation results: Collaborative Community Canvas, Year 1

Saturday, April 9 & Sunday, April 10, 2022353 Crown St. Courtyard, New Haven CTHosted as part of Yale School of Art’s 2022 Open Studios I work in communications at the Yale School of Art by day, and as part of our first public event since COVID—Spring 2022’s Open Studios—I hosted the first in a series of projects I’m calling the “Collaborative Community Canvas,”...

About the Author


Lindsey Mancini is an arts accessibility activist and digital strategist studying the essential connectedness—or disconnectedness—between art and community.

She currently works in communications at the Yale School of Art, and teaches as an adjunct professor of contemporary art at Eastern Connecticut State University. In 2017 she earned an MS with distinction in the history of art & design from Pratt Institute, where she wrote her 80-page thesis on street art theory. Lindsey is currently pursuing a PhD in Visual Arts, Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Art Theory from the Institute for Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts.