Where Art Lives Conference Breakout Session E: Saturday, April 26th 8:30 am- 9:30 am

 
 
1. The Teaching Artist as Development Partner
Melissa Kate Miller, Director of Resource Development, Young Audiences of Western New York
 
Teaching artists are the lifeblood of arts-in-education organizations like Young Audiences and they are on the frontlines of the experiences of young people. This session offers participants ideas on how to generate new conversations among staff and artists—and how to better tell your organization’s story.  Learn how to bring teaching artists on to your development team. Explore ways to identify your prime teaching artists, how to include them in donor cultivation and advocacy, in creating content for appeals, publications and media, and working across office teams.   
 
 
2. Adapting Theater of the Oppressed for Multimedia Millennials 
Catherine Hanna, Applied Theater Practitioner
Blake McCarty, Multimedia Artist and Educator
 
This workshop is designed to engage youth workers and educators in Theater of the Oppressed activities within a contemporary learning context. The activities are tools for building empathy and understanding of oppressed people’s through a modeled focus on civil rights issues. By playing together and making personal connections to the material, participants grow in self-awareness and empathy for each other. Facilitators will support participants to interpret the Theater of the Oppressed activities for their own teaching and learning contexts, connect activities to literacy and incorporate the sophisticated mediums of communication that youth encounter today.
 
 
3. Transformative Collaborations: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, San Diego State University Performing Arts and Young Audiences of San Diego
Dr. Nan L. McDonald, Professor of Music, Music Education Coordinator, Music Education & Professional Studies, San Diego State University
Jerry Hager, Teaching Artist, theatre, YA of San Diego
 
Transformative Collaboration: The Young Audiences of San Diego/San Diego State University Performing Arts Troupe (SDSU PAT) discusses a successful, collaborative community outreach performance project developed by San Diego University’s School of Music and Dance, The Salvation Army Kroc Center and Young Audiences of San Diego.  This collaboration engages underserved neighborhood elementary students through in-school workshops and family performance, including military families.
 
 
4. Engaging Tweens: Findings from a New Research Report
Denise Montgomery, Next Level SMG; Founder, CultureThrive Consulting
 
What do tweens and teens think about the arts and what influences their decisions about where and how to spend their free time? Learn the findings from the new Wallace Foundation-commissioned report, Something to Say: Success Principles for Afterschool Arts Programs from Urban Youth and Other Experts. The report suggests 10 principles that afterschool arts education providers can follow to attract and retain urban tweens. These recommendations are based on direct interviews with urban, low-income tweens and teens, parents and caregivers, and leading practitioners, and may be applicable to tweens from all walks of life.
 
 

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