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Meet Teaching Artist Symposium Keynote Speaker Eric Booth

Eric Booth

Eric Booth

In 2015 Eric Booth was given the nation’s highest award in arts education (The Arts Education Leadership Award from Americans for the Arts; the first artist ever given that award), and was named one of the 25 most important people in the arts in the U.S.  He began as a Broadway actor, and became a businessman (his company became the largest of its kind in the U.S. in 7 years), and author of six books, including the bestseller The Everyday Work of Art and the most recent is Playing for Their Lives.  He has been on the faculty of Juilliard (12 years), Tanglewood (5 years), The Kennedy Center (20 years), and Lincoln Center Education (for 34 years, where now he is the leader of their Teaching Artist Development Lab). He serves as a consultant for many arts organizations (including seven of the ten largest U.S. orchestras), cities, states and businesses around the U.S. and overseas. A frequent keynote speaker, he founded the International Teaching Artist Conferences, and the Teaching Artist Journal, and he gave the closing keynote to UNESCO's first world arts education conference.

Teaching Artist Symposium: Building Your Toolkit

Saturday, June 23, 2018
The University of the Arts Campus, Terra Hall (211 S.Broad Street, Philadelphia PA 19102)
$25 for full day of activities, includes lunch - Register Now
Sponsored in partnership by the Division of Continuing Studies at The University of the Arts and Mural Arts Philadelphia.  Support for Building Your Tool Kit: A Teaching Artist Symposium has been provided by the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation, plus in-kind support from Yards Brewing Co. and Blick Art Materials. This symposium is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
Teaching artists bring 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.
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