Artists in Communities Training

Posted on October 17, 2003

ARE YOU AN ENERGETIC ARTIST OF COLOR WHO WANTS TO SHARE YOUR ARTISTIC PASSION? WOULD YOU LIKE TO PREPARE YOURSELF TO LEAD MEANINGFUL PROJECTS IN COMMUNITY SETTINGS?

Apply for the Asian Arts Initiative’s:
ARTISTS IN COMMUNITIES TRAINING (ACT) PROGRAM: January 31-Mar 7, 2004

What is ACT?
Our Artists in Communities Training (ACT) Program aims to expand the pool of artists of color in all disciplines to actively convey the power of artmaking into the hands of everyday people. ACT provides artists with a two-week series of intensive workshops on educational models and strategies, a hands-on teaching placement, and opportunities for future residencies in schools and community settings. ACT is grounded in an innovative Arts Based Pedagogy that includes the Arts as an intergral part of the intellectual, artistic, cultural, and political development of youth and community members.

Here’s what you get from ACT:
* Pick up tools from other artists through observations and workshops.
* Develop your own one-day lesson plan.
* Implement it with an actual school or community group.
* Become part of the Asian Arts Initiative’s roster of teaching artists.
* Receive a stipend for successfully completing the program.

You must be able to attend all sessions:
Overnight retreat Jan 31-Feb 1, begins 12:00 pm on Sat., ends 5:00 pm on Sunday ACT workshops Sunday, Feb 8, 9:00-2:00
Sunday Feb 15, 9:00-2:00
Community Panel Discussion, TBA
Sunday Feb 22, 9:00-2:00
Week of Feb 22-28 , individual
meetings, 1st placements, TBA
Sunday, Feb 29, 6:00-8:00
Week of Feb 29-Mar 6, individual meetings, 2nd placements, TBA
Sunday, Mar 7, 9:00-2:00

For more information, and to request an application, contact Rana at 215-557-0455 or rana@asianartsinitiative.org.

Who Should Apply to ACT?

ACT participants should:
-have at least approximately one year teaching experience (in school, afterschool, or community settings)
-demonstrate several years of commitment and experience in their art form
-be interested in exploring how art can address larger social messages in community-based settings
We strongly encourage Asian American and Philadelphia-based artists to apply.
Artists of all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2003


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