Jun 23, 2018 | 9:00am–6:00pm EDT Past Event

Teaching Artist Symposium: Building Your Toolkit

Teaching artists have brought their creative knowledge to K–12 classrooms, but there are many new opportunities for artists to engage communities that are outside of the traditional classroom. This symposium will introduce practitioners to experts in the fields of restorative practice, inclusion, creative aging, and even municipal government. Reconsider how your artistic practice can be transferred into these new learning settings. We will showcase practical tools and skills to support your development in these areas; through panel discussions and breakout sessions, we’ll explore the ways that you can expand your network and build your teaching toolkit.

So why attend?

  • Build your network
  • Learn more about creative aging, inclusion, juvenile justice, and government
  • Meet expert practitioners in the teaching artist field
  • Learn about Advanced Learning Opportunities including the UArts Teaching Artist Certificate Program
  • Identify populations where you see need and develop partnerships and programs for them

The Symposium will feature a keynote address from Eric Booth and a day of programming at The University of the Arts. Tickets are only $25, including coffee, lunch, and a post-conference happy hour! See the UArts website for the full schedule.


This event is co-convened by the Division of Continuing Studies at The University of the Arts and Mural Arts Philadelphia, with support from the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.