Institute for Church and Community Arts

Posted by on April 9, 2004

ICCA 2004 is the third annual training Institute of BuildaBridge International based in Philadelphia. ICCA is a six-day residency-based institute with a particular emphasis on at-risk communities. ICCA trains artists, church and community workers, and educators to integrate the arts in their service to others. This year?s Institute will focus on the practical skills necessary for using the arts in a transforming process.

Courses will include: creating a transformational organization, drama for transformation, creating a safe environment, urban youth culture, writing arts-integrated curriculum, and a special round-table dialogue on spirituality, youth and foster care.

Undergraduate, graduate, and ACT 48 teacher certification credits are obtainable through Eastern University. A certificate is offered through Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Visit for details or email, or call 215-842-0428. One can obtain the registration form on the web at, or can call and speak with anyone in our office at 215-842-0428. Full registration, inclusive of all classes, food and materials, is $350; single class or single day rate is $100 ($150 for two-day curricula writing class). Travel and housing are the responsibility of the participant. Classes begin at 8:30AM on May 18 and conclude at 6:00PM on May 23, 2004.

For those that are interested in volunteering their time to coordinate background activities, duties will include: manning the registration table, setting up and breaking down classrooms and food, making photocopies, distributing and collecting evaluations and class handouts, and analyzing the completed evaluations. We are hoping to be able to recruit enough volunteers to have multiple shifts that are only several hours long each day. To volunteer people can contact me, Casey Milford, at or by phone at 215-842-0428.

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