Arts Corps presents the 1st Arts Education & Social Justice Institute

October 4th-5th, 2013

9am – 4pmDSC02960

Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
4408 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Facilitated by Arts Corps Staff and Teaching Artists

Cost: $200
(Includes materials, light breakfast, lunch and snacks for both days.)

Register here.


This two day institute is primarily geared toward arts teachers, teaching artists, and creative facilitators seeking to deepen their practice of teaching the arts through a social justice lens. Arts Corps will lay the groundwork with national and local statistics about the access gap in arts learning, and the powerful links between arts education and the struggle for educational equity and transformative social change. Participants will then be armed with creativity, community-building and liberation tools to transform how we approach our collective work. Attendees will engage in personal reflection, group activities, and participatory theater exercises to identify, unpack and challenge manifestations of institutional racism, sexism, heterosexism and adultism in the classroom and beyond.  Arts Corps teaching artists and staff will model strategies for building accountable relationships betCreative Practiceween youth and adults, and participants will receive helpful frameworks to bring back and share with organizations and school communities.

This institute will explore the following themes:

  • Language: Develop a common language around racial justice and anti-oppression
  • History: Explore the history and values of arts education through a social justice lens
  • Practice: Sharpen creative teaching practice and deepen capacity for social justice classrooms
  • Assessment: Utilize social justice assessment tools to reflect on our work
  • Inspiration: Begin to look at models of  arts educators  working for transformative social change


Register here. For more information, please contact

The Social Justice and Arts Education Institute is the result of three years of Arts Corps’ work of providing racial justice and anti-oppression leadership (via consultations and workshop facilitation) in the fields of the arts, youth development, and education.

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