Charrettes & Salons

In addition to public conferences and symposia, the Arts Research Center organizes other, small-scale gatherings meant to advance and celebrate faculty research in the arts:

ARC Charrettes allow ARC-affiliated faculty to share their work-in-progress with other ARC Affiliates and invited guests. ARC charrettes provide facultyartists and scholars with an intimate, supportive, and challenging environment in which to present new work and solicit feedback from an interdisciplinary array of peers.

ARC Salons feature the finished work by UC Berkeley faculty artists or arts scholars. Typically, ARC affiliates and other invited guests (including membersof the campus and the broader Bay Area community) view a faculty member’s exhibit, performance, or lecture, then adjourn afterwards for discussion and convivial celebration.

If you are an alumni or other Bay Area community member interested in joining ARC’s “Salon Circle,” please email Associate Director Lauren Pearson at, or call 510-642-4268.