Teaching artists have brought their creative knowledge to K–12 classrooms, but there are many new opportunities for artists to engage communities that are outside of the traditional classroom. This symposium will introduce practitioners to experts in the fields of restorative practice, inclusion, creative aging, and even municipal government. Reconsider how your artistic practice can be transferred into these new learning settings. We will showcase practical tools and skills to support your development in these areas; through panel discussions and breakout sessions, we’ll explore the ways that you can expand your network and build your teaching toolkit.
The Symposium will feature a keynote address from Eric Booth and a day of programming at The University of the Arts. The event is made possible by The University of the Arts, Mural Arts Philadelphia and the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation.
Your ticket will include coffee in morning, lunch and a happy hour reception at the end of the event.
Registration check-in; Welcome + Coffee Reception
Dancing with Donuts - a Creative Movement Experience with Teresa VanDenend Sorge, Creative Dance Specialist
Keynote Speaker: Eric Booth
11:00 AM–12:30 PM
Panel: Imagine the Possibilities: Teaching Artists Working in Alternative Spaces - New Opportunities in the Field of Teaching Artistry
Panel Moderator: Beth Feldman Brandt, Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation
Panel will address questions such as:
Topic Lunch featuring experts and specialists
|2:00 PM + 3:00 PM||
Working with Older Adults with Lifetime Arts, Inc. - Annie Montegomery, Director of Education and Nathan Majoros, Program Director
City Partnerships: Rachel Barnard, PAIR Artist in Residence and Diya Vij, Co-Director, Public Artists in Residence, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs
Inclusion: Charlie Miller, Deputy Director Art-Reach and Roger Ideshi, JD, OT/L, FAOTA Program Director & Associate Professor Program in Occupational Therapy at Temple University
Creamos Juntos: Working in Immigrant Communities on an Arts-Based Resistance: Erika Guadalupe Nunez, Artist in Residence & Facilitator Juntos
Working with Restorative Practices: Michael O'Bryan, Director of Youth and Young Adult Programs at The Village of Arts and Humanities
Office Hours - 1:1 meetings with experts, 15 minute blocks (signup required day of event)
Post-event meet up at Tavern on Broad
Wayne Art Center
Located on the Main Line in Philadelphia’s western suburbs, the Wayne Art Center offers large, light-filled studios and galleries in a comfortable suburban setting. The Professional Institute for Educators is proud to partner with this community art center to serve teachers in this region, as well as those eager to visit this area.
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