The arts foster great change, which is why Brown Paper Tickets selected Seattle-based Arts Corps for our latest Giving Program donation. Their mission is so inspiring, thoughtful, and necessary: “Arts Corps revolutionizes arts education by igniting the creative power of young people through culturally engaging learning experiences.”
Arts Corps started a variety of cool programs for students, including In School Residencies. The Residencies help students’ creativity grow inside the classroom through arts-integrated learning as part of their regular school day. Students can take residencies in poetry, dance, theater, visual arts, and others.
Another fantastic program they offer is Teen Leadership, which creates the space for the next generation of young artists to sharpen their skills and interest in activism and cultural work.
Teen leadership allows students to form strong creative habits, community organizing skills, professional development, and social justice analysis. This is my personal favorite program—I live in New York City and see a need for Teen Leadership to help keep our teenagers engaged in positive activities and off the streets.
Ways to Get Involved in Arts Corps
• Teach or volunteer (Seattle)
• Find a class or program that would be a good fit for you or your school
• Become a partner
• If you are far away, consider making a monetary tax deductible donation
Art Corps works toward “a world where barriers to arts education no longer exist and young people can creatively lead the transformation of schools, neighborhoods, and beyond.”
Photo credit: Amy Piñon
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