We are excited to announce that as part of Performing Arts Workshop’s new Artist Leadership Training Program, this fall we will begin piloting an internship program in partnership with the University of San Francisco’s Performing Arts and Social Justice Department. Students who share our commitment to social justice and are interested in pursuing a career in the arts or education will be paired with a Workshop teaching artist who specializes in dance, music, spoken word/hip-hop, or Capoeira. Together, they will develop a curriculum and co-teach a 15-week residency in their art form. USF students will be eligible to receive course credit, and our young students will benefit from two teaching artists learning and growing with each other.

We’ve accepted one student for the pilot program next year. She’s a rising senior at USF, majoring in Performing Arts and Social Justice (Dance Concentration) with a double minor in health studies and child and youth studies. Stay tuned for an update in future newsletters!