Monoprints created by young men during a Project Youth ArtReach workshop at Montgomery County Correctional Facility, Fall 2019.
We hope this message finds you and your families doing well, all things considered. With many schools across the region beginning the year with hybrid or fully virtual learning experiences, it’s certainly a challenging time for students and families, as well as for teachers and administrative staff. With libraries, parks, theaters, and other community spaces remaining closed, or reopening gradually with limited capacity, it continues to be an unusual year.
Our professional artists have been exploring ways to provide programming during the pandemic, discussing best options for engaging with schools and communities via virtual platforms or through careful adaptations to accommodate safety procedures and physical distancing. Some artists have developed new programming specifically tailored to online platforms, while others have creatively modified workshops or performances to adjust to new guidelines for indoor and outdoor spaces.
Resources, logistics, momentum, and goals vary by artist – and presenter.
We can assist in finding an artist and program that best suits your needs while helping to navigate expectations, objectives, logistical challenges, and scheduling concerns. We can guide you to artists who can customize a performance or workshop that will enhance teachers’ curriculum, promote cultural learning, or provide something for families to enjoy together.
With a 25-year history of collaborating with a diverse group of professional artists to present high-quality programming throughout the greater Washington, DC metro area, we welcome the chance to talk about new ways to deliver educational arts experiences to your school, library, or community group. Please contact us to learn more.
Take care everyone,
Claire M. Schwadron
Director, Artist and Community Programming