April 2 Deadline Approaching for Assembly Performance Artists to Participate in Five-Day Training
WHAT: “Performing for Understanding” Professional Learning Seminar – Atlanta, Ga.
Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center (YAWAC) is excited to invite performing artists to the Woodruff Arts Center campus for “Performing for Understanding” – a five-day professional learning seminar developed by Young Audiences with support from the Goizueta Foundation. Professional artists who have been performing in schools and/or professional artists who are interested in developing effective arts-based assembly performance demonstration programs for young people are encouraged to apply.
Artists will explore the components of effective assembly programs and will learn to create programs that encompass these essential criteria: 1) Presents student-centered activities; 2) Delivers measurable outcomes; 3) Offers authentic examples of the art form; 4) Connects understandings of those art form elements to the creative process and other student learning.
WHEN: Application Deadline – April 2, 2010
Professional Learning Seminar – 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the following dates:
· April 22, 23 and 24
· May 6 and 7
WHERE: Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
WHO: Professional artists who are currently performing in schools and/or professional artists who are interested in developing educational arts performance demonstrations for Pre-K- 12 students.
HOW: For more information about the professional learning seminar and instructions on how to apply, visit http://www.yawac.org/en/What-We-Do/Our-Artists/Professional-Learning.aspx.
ABOUT YOUNG AUDIENCES, WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER
Young Audiences, Woodruff Arts Center (YAWAC) is Georgia’s leading provider of arts-in-education programming. Part of the prestigious 31 chapter national Young Audiences organization, YAWAC brings the power of live arts experiences to Georgia students from pre-school to high school. From a small organization of nine artists in 1983, YAWAC is celebrating more than 25 years of service and has grown into a force in arts education, now comprised of more than 65 professional artists and ensembles that reach nearly 640,000 students each year in over 50 counties statewide. We fulfill our mission – to transform the lives and learning of young people through the arts – by providing a dazzling and culturally diverse array of curriculum-based assemblies, workshops and residencies in music, dance, theatre, literary and visual arts. For more information, please visit www.yawac.org.
ABOUT WOODRUFF ARTS CENTER
The Woodruff Arts Center is the largest arts center in the Southeast as well as one of the four largest in the nation. The Woodruff is unique in that it combines five visual and performing arts divisions on one campus as one not-for-profit organization. Opening in 1968, the Woodruff Arts Center is home to the Alliance Theatre, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the High Museum of Art, Young Audiences and the 14th Street Playhouse.
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