The Activist Teaching Artist

Join TYA/USA, in partnership with Arts in Color, in a national conversation on addressing the racism and oppression that impacts the entire TYA industry in personal, professional, and systemic ways.

How can an independent teaching artist incorporate their activism into their work in the classroom and in the community? How can embedded activism in teaching artist practice benefit both the organization and the communities they serve? Using the work of Seattle’s  Arts Corps in connecting artistry and community action as inspiration, this session will explore the role of the teaching artist through the lens of activism and our current moment.

Over the course of a 11-session webinar series we will explore a variety of issues and perspectives regarding the ways artists and organizations can begin to (or further) embed antiracist practice in Theatre for Young Audiences.

In addition to the 11 webinars, participants will be provided with reading materials, resources, follow up questions to deepen their learning, and a Slack Channel for further dialogue. Join colleagues across the country in actively engaging with ways to dismantle racism and white supremacy in the TYA field, and work toward making (or sustaining) meaningful change in creating a truly equitable landscape for our artists, organizations, and our young audiences.