community + cultural info
Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
format, 50 or so participants
This is a day
dedicated to an inquiry into the art of teaching artistry.
Eric Booth will
explore this in-between artistic discipline in a hands-on way. He will lead
investigations of the most effective practices; clarify the key challenges
and questions all teaching artists face; he will report research findings
and conclusions from experiments around the country. Participants will
become clearer about their own style, strengths and weaknesses, share
strategies and practices with colleagues, and come away with a number of new
ideas to try. Discover what has been learned by your colleagues around the
country about ways to address assessment and connecting arts learning with
other curriculum in ways that do not dilute the artistic learning; how do
other teaching artists use warm-ups, control chaotic classrooms, partner
well with teachers?
This is a day that should inspire and clarify, challenge and illuminate--and most of all, make you aware that teaching artists are engaged in a national network that is emerging as a distinct field with enormous potential and capacity.
Eric Booth works
with teaching artists of all disciplines around the country; he is the
founder of many teaching professional development programs (including those
at Juilliard, The Kennedy Center, VSA arts, and many more), and is the
founder of the Teaching Artist Journal. The day includes a continental
breakfast, lunch and post-workshop reception. Give yourself a day with
inspiring colleagues to take your work to the next stage.
join us for a reception on our patio immediately following the workshop.
September 26, 1:00-5:00
with a smaller group of teaching artists will investigate issues of
leadership. The members of this group will be determined on Thursday.
What does the
regional field need, and what can the strongest/most committed teaching
artists, in conjunction with the programs that wish to join in, DO to move
the field forward. We will identify key priorities for further professional
development, both for this leadership group and for the larger pool of local
teaching artists. Our goal will be to complete an action plan that addresses
the needs of both the emerging leaders, and the field, with an eye toward
improved impact on students and partner-teachers.
OCTOBER 24 - 26, 2003
at PITTSBURGH FILMMAKERS, PITTSBURGH, PA
Registration deadline: October 17 (visit http://www.midatlanticarts.org/October%2003%20brochure.doc or http://www.midatlanticarts.org/programs_artistsresidencies_cai.html to download a copy of the registration brochure)
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, in collaboration with The Heinz Endowments, is pleased to announce the third Community Arts Institute, an intensive workshop series designed to increase the skills needed in planning and managing successful community arts projects. This weekend seminar will provide participants with real tools and real-life examples drawn from the Foundationís regional visiting artist program Artists & Communities.
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has supported community-based visiting artist residency projects for several years, and now seeks to increase the number of potential host organizations and professional artists throughout the region with the skills and experience to produce successful collaborative programs.
The faculty for this workshop comprises your peers in the field of community-based arts programming. The Community Arts Institute is a rare opportunity to meet in both formal and informal sessions with these seasoned project managers and lead artists who are eager to pass on their experiences to you.
Organizations may send more than one staff member (simply copy the registration form), and artists are welcomed, but please note that space is limited so register early!
Senior Program Officer for Artists Programs
*****Another IMPORTANT DATE to note: The grant application deadline for the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation's Artist & Communities program is Monday, November 17, 2003. Grants provide support of up to $20,000 for community-based arts projects. Pennsylvania artists and organizations are eligible to apply. Guidelines are available at www.midatlanticarts.org. Guidelines are available at http://www.midatlanticarts.org. Contact Julyen Norman at Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation if you have any questions.*****