Arts in Action

Workshop Teaching Artist Engages Youth through Dance

This summer, Workshop Teaching Artist Amani Manning, had the opportunity to partner with the Bayview Hunter's Point Center for Arts and Technology (BAYCAT) through Performing Arts Workshop. This was a summer program with an intense schedule. Amani taught class for two hours,...


Arts Education Blog Forum Continues

http://blog.westaf.org/2011/07/arts-education-blog-forum-continues_26.ht Introduction to the Arts Education Blog Forum For the next four weeks, Julie Fry, Program Officer  in the Performing Arts Program for The William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and I will host an ongoing...


Help raise $2,000 in the next 23 hours, 59 minutes, and 59 seconds

Can you lend a hand today? A generous donor recently struck a deal with us: If you make a donation in the next 24 hours, she’ll match every dollar we receive up to $1,000. Can you help us meet our $1,000 goal with a gift of $5, $15, $25, or more? Public schools and community...


No art? No social change. No innovation economy.

Arts and Culture as Elemental Contributors to Social Capital Eric Friedenwald-Fishman Creative Director/President, Metropolitan Group The article that follows was published by Stanford Social Innovation Review.To read the full article it was based upon and learn about six...


Car Spotting - Critical Thinking for the Automobile

On a relaxing Saturday mid-afternoon, people walking on the streets of San Francisco might not notice this car as anything special. Sure, it’s older than other models that surround it, but at the end of the day it’s just another car. To a car spotter, however, a process...


Action!

Workshop Teaching Artist, Michael Wiggins, shares an Arts Integrated Lesson Plan he prepared for the San Francisco 2011 SUMMER LEARNING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY, put on by the San Francisco Summer Learning Network. Content Standards Addressed by this plan: •Math Content...


Victory? Victory!

We are unaccustomed to victories in arts education, particularly at this time of economic uncertainty, and particularly at this time of the year. It's spring: pinkslip time for many teachers in California. Advocates in local school districts are fighting fiercely to provide all...


Can art in HD still speak to you?

When the first movie theaters opened, audiences raced to the exit when they found themselves face-to-face with a train choo choo-ing towards them with zero intention of braking.  Fast forward to 2011, people now flood movie theaters sporting 3-D glasses in order to be on Pandora...


National Arts Index Drops to Lowest Point in Twelve Years, but Signals that Arts Creation and Volunteerism is Up

Americans for the Arts released its second annual National Arts Index scores this week and the findings demonstrate well that the arts follow the nation’s business cycle: the 2009 Index score of 97.7 is the lowest Index score in the twelve years measured by the Index. The 2009...


Performing Arts Workshop named 2010 Top Nonprofit

Performing Arts Workshop has been recognized by Philanthropedia as one of the top 21 high-impact nonprofits in the arts and culture field in the Bay Area!  We were ranked #16 by 127 regional experts working in the field. Philanthropedia is a nonprofit (funded by the Hewlett...


Local Leaders & National Report Lauds Afterschool for All's Pioneering Efforts on National "Lights On Afterschool" Day

"As part of the nationwide "Lights On Afterschool" day, San Francisco's pioneering efforts to provide universal afterschool programs for elementary and middle school youth were recognized by local elected officials, parents, afterschool staff and youth at a press event on...


Performing Arts Workshop Sticker Contest!

The Workshop invites YOU to join us in the creative process! Design a slogan or catch phrase that embodies our mission to help young people develop critical thinking, creative expression and basic learning skills through the arts. The winner's name and slogan will appear on...