Cambridge Creativity Commons

Our Mission

The Cambridge Creativity Commons (CCC) engages Cambridge Public School students and teachers in developing their imagination and creativity across disciplines to enrich aesthetic understanding and activate joy of learning through innovative arts-based projects. Learn more about Cambridge Creativity Commons.

1. Collaborate with core teachers, specifically in the sciences, to develop project-based lessons that support the curriculum through the arts, such as sculpting the planets of the solar system; creating stop-motion animations of plate tectonics; and using emerging technologies to develop interactive eco-systems

2. Partner with Cambridge Youth Centers to provide after-school and summer residency programs that invite local visiting artists as teachers and align with learning goals and youth interests.

3. Partner with community organizations such as Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge Arts Association and the Cambridge Public Library to exhibit student work.

News & Updates  

CCC participated in the first STEAM night of the year at MLK School! It was a great success due to our new city STEAM coordinator. 


Image in upper right corner of CCC Director & Student working on Makey Makey Musical Instruments. See more photos of our project here!




October 2017, Massachusetts Cultural Council STARS Residency grants

The Cambridge Creativity Commons, in partnerships with Haggerty School and Putnam Upper School has been awarded Massachusetts Cultural Council STARS Residency grants. The work moving forward will help engage students in creative learning, inclusionary collaboration and build pride and ownership of learning.

Cambridge Creativity Commons Advisory Board Members

Rebecca Cote, Director of the Cambridge Creativity Commons
Martha Barry McKenna, Director of the Creativity Commons at Lesley University
Geeta Pradhan, President of Cambridge Community Foundation
David Trueblood, Vice President of Cambridge Community Foundation
Jason Weeks, Executive Director of Cambridge Arts Council
Richard Zauft, Dean of the College of Art & Design at Lesley University
Andrea Zuniga, Director of Visual & Performing Arts of Cambridge Public Schools