Feb
25
2:00 PM14:00

6x6: "Power of Play: Youth Development and Educational Advancement"

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This event is part of Brown University's Rhythm of Change Festival. It is sponsored by the RI Teaching Artist Center/Providence CityArts for Youth.

What does Grandmaster Flash’s cutting, scratching, and mixing music have in common with youth development? Turning things upside down, making a mess, engaging in activities for enjoyment: play is a healthy, essential part of childhood-- and the creative process. Brown University's Department of Theatre & Performance Studies Rhythm of Change Festival hosts “Power of Play: Youth Development and Educational Advancement”, a Rhode Island Teaching Artist Center’s “6x6” event, featuring 6 creatives presenting for 6 minutes on the element of play in their work and the opportunities they provide for youth to create new and exciting artistic endeavors. This event will be followed by audience Q&A and open time to meet and mingle.

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Mar
2
5:00 PM17:00

Social Justice & Art Education series: Creating Social Justice-based Art Curriculum

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Social Justice & Art Education series: Creating Social Justice-based Art Curriculum (Led by Aarav Sundaresh, Visual Art Educator and Michelle Nugent, CityArts Core Teaching Artist)

How do you incorporate social justice within an art class or workshop? Photographer and educator, Aarav Sundaresh and CityArts’ Core Teaching Artist, Michelle Nugent will show different ways to teach culturally relevant content to youth and discuss how curricula inside and outside of a school setting can address themes in social justice.

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Feb
9
1:30 PM13:30

Social Justice & Art Education series: Positive Youth Development

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Nika Gorini, CityArts Program Director, will lead this youth-focused workshop around CityArts’ intentional, prosocial approach to engaging youth in a manner that is constructive to their social/emotional growth and development. We will also discuss how using a Positive Youth Development approach promotes equity and justice in the arts classroom, and helps to build safe spaces. This workshop is for individuals and/or organizations working with students (K-8) who are interested in how to incorporate Positive Youth Development in their classrooms and workspaces.

Location: Providence CityArts for Youth, 891 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907

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Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

"Feeding Her Fire" Exhibition Artist Panel Discussion

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Exploring issues of feminism, equity, and gender, especially in light of the harassment allegations dominating this news cycle, a panel discussion will be held with selected artists from the "Feeding Her Fire"* exhibition, Shey Rivera, Tamara Diaz, Caitlin Gomes and Michelle Nugent and featured CityArts Young Artists, Alana & Mischelle. This intergenerational artist panel will be moderated by St. Mary Academy – Bay View senior and CityArts alum, Neomy Delacruz at Providence CityArts for Youth on Thursday, January 25th, 5:30pm-7:30pm. This event is free, but registration is recommended.

"Feeding Her Fire" is a CityArts curated mixed media group show that features work by local contemporary feminist artists, alongside new pieces by CityArts Young Artists. Over the past year, CityArts has been developing programming for female identifying young artists that allows them time and creative space to explore what it means to be a female in today’s world. Young Artists responded to selected works and created artwork to be displayed alongside their inspiration in this exhibition. This exhibition closes Thursday, January 25th, 2018.

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Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Social Justice & Art Education series: Push the Conversation

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Using performance and multimedia to talk about privilege, identity, and oppression, Pushed Learning & Media will lead a workshop for Teaching Artists who are interested in learning how to navigate conversations pertaining to social justice issues with youth.

Location: Providence CityArts for Youth, 891 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907

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Dec
1
1:30 PM13:30

Social Justice & Art Education: When Students Lead the Conversations

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What happens when students lead uncomfortable conversations in the classroom? This teen-centered workshop led by Taliq Tillman, a senior at The Met School and co-founder of Diversity Talks, will focus on cultural diversity, equity, and inclusion within arts programming.

Location: Providence CityArts for Youth, 891 Broad Street, Providence, RI 02907

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