Performing Arts Workshop

Looking At Education: Authentic Assessment, Special Needs Education & the Workshop

Carol Kocivar visits Performing Arts Workshop to discuss the ARISE project and PACT 21. In both these rigorous studies, the Workshop looks at how the performing arts help students prepare for school work and life in the 21 century. The ARISE project found that students who…


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…


White House Champions of Change - Week 15: Arts Education

http://www.whitehouse.gov/champions President Obama believes that the arts and humanities should be part of the education of every child in America. The power of the arts and humanities to foster creativity in developing minds, to engage and motivate students in school and to…


Re-envisioning No Child Left Behind, and What It Means for Arts Education

Re-envisioning No Child Left Behind, and What It Means for Arts Education By Jennifer Kessler | Published: March 25th, 2011 http://createquity.com/ From the Obama-Biden Transition Project via Flickr In his 2011 State of the Union Address, President Obama spent almost 10 of his…


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…


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…


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…


California Legislature Budget Update

This is posted courtesy of Kathy Lynch of Lynch & Associates. THE 2011-12 LEGISLATURE CONVENES TO HISTORIC BUDGET DEFICIT IN THE BLUEST OF STATES The 2011-12 Legislature convened Monday, December 6th to begin a new legislative two-year cycle. The 120-member Legislature…


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…


San Francisco’s Performing Arts Workshop Names New Executive Director

San Francisco, CA, December 9, 2010— The Board of Directors of the Performing Arts Workshop has named Jessica Mele the organization’s new Executive Director. Mele, currently Deputy Director, will replace Tom DeCaigny, who has served in that role for the past eight years. “I am…


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…