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The Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UC Riverside brings talented UCR students into the most underserved areas of the Riverside community to provide free performance and arts education experiences. Outreach efforts are concentrated in schools, particularly elementary. Visits to eldercare homes bring enjoyment to those who ordinarily would not have access to live art experiences due to limited mobility. Performances and workshops in the community at museums and libraries increase accessibility for a broader audience, especially to those individuals not normally able to attend performances on the UC Riverside campus. 

Gluck Fellow programs are organized into three categories:

  • Performance Ensembles, including the Contemporary Dance Ensemble, and music ensembles, perform in schools with whole-grade level school assemblies or at community venues including libraries and museums.
  • Classroom Fellow Workshops, where Fellows develop a hands-on curriculum related to their field of specialization, are designed for a classroom environment. Some Classroom Fellows are invited as ASK Residents (Artists Spark Knowledge) where they spend their entire fellowship at one site. 
  • GluckGlobal Fellows prepare media including films, photos, and Classroom Online Resources for the internet either with the UCR Visual Resources Collection or for GluckTV on YouTube.

Gluck Fellows also offer local Family Learning events where a fellowship team will immerse participants in new arts activities, such as painting with light or making personalized tote bags, as a entry-point into ongoing art exhibitions. Gluck Fellows offer family learning activities at UCR ARTS and the Riverside Art Museum in downtown Riverside during the city’s monthly First Sunday and First Thursday Arts Walk events.

The myriad of arts programming the Gluck Fellows Program has brought to the Riverside Community since 1996 - nearly 25 years - is driven by a core belief that open access to the arts is one of the fundamental components of healthy communities. The division of our programs into three different categories, each suited to specific types of learning-opportunities within the community, reflects our efforts to reach the largest and most diverse number of participants in the locations where exposure to the arts is most required and appropriate. 

Learn More About Gluck Programs

  • Gluck 2020-2021

    Each year the Gluck Program provides fellowship opportunities for over one hundred talented graduate and undergraduate students to present workshops in the Inland Empire. We present more than 750 sessions in the academic year, both in the community and on the UCR campus.  All Gluck Programs are offered free of charge to participants. Academic year 2020-2021 will provide new challenges as we negotiate the Covid19 pandemic and the need for distance learning and social distancing. Gluck fellows will create Digital DIY Curricula for self-guided learning experiences, and fellows will be available for GluckLive sessions using video conferencing such as Zoom. Gluck Fellows will do face-to-face visits using social distancing and masks when appropriate.

    If you are a current or prospective Gluck Fellow looking for information about the 2020-2021 year, visit the Fellow Resources page for more information.

  • Gluck at Schools and Sites around Riverside

    The Gluck Fellows Program of the Arts at UC Riverside brings talented UCR students into the most underserved areas of the Riverside community to provide free performance and arts education experiences. Outreach efforts are concentrated in schools as well as libraries, community centers, and rehabilitation and retirement communities. Schools and sites that receive Gluck programming must be free and open to the public, and located within a 20 minute drive of UCR. Learn more about becoming a Gluck Site!

  • Gluck Creative Classroom

    Gluck Fellows prepare DIY Activities, ReadAllAboutIt and LeaderLedLessons with their projects. These resources are for learners and educators to use to extend learning, or inform classes about various arts subjects.  

    All Creative Classroom files are Public Domain and free for you to download, and to use for educational purposes.

    They are organized into subjects, and include a variety of games, activities, instructions, and lesson plans.  See what's available in the Gluck Creative Classroom!

  • Gluck in the Local Community

    You can find free Gluck Programs at local libraries and museums in the greater Riverside area. See where and when Gluck will be offering programming near you! All Gluck community programs are free and open to the public.

  • GluckTV on YouTube

    Check us out online! The new GluckTV.UCR YouTube channel is an open virtual resource for persons/communities who seek out access to relevant art and performance practices in order to develop their own potential growth and ambition.

  • Gluck Program Archive

    Learn more about past Gluck Program offerings! Each year the Gluck Program creates a master document that showcases all of the Fellow program offerings for the year.

    Site Coordinators, if you see something that has been offered in the past that looks interesting for your class, school, or site, let us know! We may be able to make a match between a current Fellow and past program offerings.

    Fellows, use this program archive to get inspiration for your next program proposal!