Summer Institute 2021: Art as Activism in the Classroom
Summer Institute 2021 is a three day intensive virtual workshop series for teaching artists of all disciplines. The dates run July 22nd-24th. This year we will focus on art as activism or “artivism”. This past year, our students have experienced extreme societal upheaval and social injustices amidst a pandemic. We believe it is our job as teaching artists to help them navigate these events, their emotions, and their response to the world through art-making. During this three day intensive, teaching artists across the country will work with Teaching Artist Project staff to develop skills, lessons, and activities that will help support their students and bring activism through art into the classroom. Join us this summer to expand your ability to bring art and activism to the classroom, deepen your teaching with experiential, inquiry and reflection processes, connect with teaching artists from around the country, and build new strategies for creating a positive classroom culture.
Here you will find an overview of the program and here the application & guidelines. We will also have three Meet & Greets on May 24th, June 3rd, and June 14th for applicants to get to know us and ask questions.