a nonprofit devoted to interdisciplinary arts and humanities public education


Vision Statement


TUPP aims to practice an open, free, inclusive, progressive pedagogy that fosters collaboration and partnership between individuals, groups, and institutions interested in a new vision of the relationship between learning and the arts in the 21st century.

Arts and humanities education face great challenges. We believe that working together, thinking together, and imagining together with the whole community of stakeholders is the best way to produce radical and humane solutions to the dilemmas that currently exist for scholarship and the arts.

It is TUPP’s goal to begin to think through and enact some of the ways we can collectively break the chains that at present seem to bind us. We aim:

  • To increase access to intellectual resources by creating open programming accessible to and engaging with the wider community.

  • To integrate knowledge across academic disciplines by bringing together faculty and students from many departments, hubs, and centers of learning to participate in a collective, ongoing, multifaceted project.

  • To engage artists and scholars from institutions around the globe to teach and learn with our students and faculty, thus deepening our connections to the global academic community. We also create MOOCs which are free and accessible to anyone with an internet connection.