Igniting the Spark: The Power of Touring Performances

Get the inside scoop on the power of Touring Performance programs via Jeremy Schaefer, long-time Touring Artist and now Urban Gateways’ Performance Programs Coordinator.

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Creating New Pathways at Mays Elementary

Read about a multi-year, multidisciplinary artist residency at Mays Elementary in Englewood, where artist Zahra Baker and teacher Sharon Mason have worked alongside students to amplify young people’s voices.

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Art;________. (A Glimpse at CoCre8 2019)

Get to know the creative process and the final artworks of CoCre8 2019, a cohort of students, teachers, artists, and arts administrators who spent three Saturdays over the spring as well as a week-long intensive in June looking at, talking about, and making art.

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Teen Arts Pass’ 1st Birthday – Meet the Teen Council!

This May, Teen Arts Pass (TAP) is 1 year old. To celebrate, we’re sharing stories from a few of our Teen Council members; learn why they’re passionate about helping other teens access the arts.

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A Blog about a Blog: Mildsauce

Check out the latest face of Mildsauce, a webzine curated by the Street Level Editor’s Club – and learn more about its creative process from youth and instructors.

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Practicing Self Care through the Arts

Read about teaching artist Sonja Henderson’s work promoting self care and mental health through creative workshops.

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Reflecting on Deeply Rooted Dance Theater

Student thank you notes, a teacher reflection, and photos from Urban Gateways matinee performances by Deeply Rooted Dance Theater on February 23.

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CoCre8: Coming Together to Reimagine Chicago

CoCre8 2017 brought together a group of high school students, teachers, and artists, encouraging them to break down traditional hierarchies in learning and art making and to create collaboratively.

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May 31, 2017 //

The Zen of Relief Printing

Taking a look at Southside Occupational Academy, where teaching artist Jesse Avina is helping students find their true colors with relief printing and a variety of art-making projects.

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Percussion Healing Trauma

We talked with teaching artist Josh Guy about his experiences at UCAN, where youth who have experienced trauma participate in his weekly percussion workshops.

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