Peter Hocking, M.F.A.

Peter Hocking, M.F.A.

Peter Hocking is teacher, organizational development consultant, visual artist and writer based in Providence, RI & Provincetown, MA. He teaches at Goddard College in the Master of Fine Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts program and in the Division of Liberal Arts at Rhode Island School of Design. Previously he was director of Rhode Island School of Design's Office of Public Engagement (2007-2011), and Associate Dean of the College and Director of Brown University’s Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service (1988-2005). At the Swearer Center, he developed university-community partnerships, leadership education, undergraduate research opportunities, social entrepreneurship programs, and integrated community-learning with academic study. He was the founding board chair of New Urban Arts, a multidisciplinary youth arts center in Providence, and of Community MusicWorks, a youth music program in Providence. He’s also served on numerous other boards, including AIDS Project Rhode Island (chair), Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, The Providence Athenaeum, Southside Community Land Trust (chair), and Project Eye-to-Eye (founding board member). He was a founding co-chaired the Rhode Island Service Alliance, helping to establish the AmeriCorps program in Rhode Island. Most recently, he’s a founding board member of Provincetown Commons, Inc., an arts and economic development center. He has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing. He's represented by Four Eleven Gallery in Provincetown, MA

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