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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From improv to body percussion and from Brazil to India, get to know our new shows!

We’re excited to announce that our touring performance roster is gaining six awesome new additions just in time for the 2017-18 season and school year – read on to get to know these new shows!

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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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March 29, 2017 //

Artist Spotlight: Roger Bonair-Agard

“What I am interested in is detail, making it clear that [my students’] communities are worthy of documentation and uplift.” Literary teaching artist Roger Bonair-Agard discusses his teaching and writing philosophies on the blog today.

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Video: Art for All Gala Honorees Tell Their Stories

The Gala is tomorrow – March 10, 2017 – and our award winners are here to tell you how they got involved with Urban Gateways and how arts education can impact our students and communities.

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Another Gala, Another Great Entertainment Lineup…

From Latin music to Chinese dance and a student drumline, the Art for All Gala entertainment schedule has something for everyone.

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Meet the Art for All Honorees!

We are thrilled to be presenting five inaugural awards to advocates, supporters, and artists at our Art for All Gala on March 10.

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December 13, 2016 //

Girls Can Play Football, Boys Can Be Unicorns

Touring artist Jeremy Schaefer shares a delightful anecdote from an interactive storytelling performance at Willard Elementary.

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From Carnival to Soul Train: The Creative Identity of Miles Davis Academy

Miles Davis Academy has hosted Urban Gateways teaching artists on an ongoing basis for their K-8 classrooms. Learn about the impact of this long-term residency program, and get excited for the school’s end-of-year Soul Train performance!

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Welcoming Five New Shows to Our Touring Roster!

Today we are taking a moment to learn about five new 2016-17 touring performances! From taiko to tap dance, they cover an array of artistic and cultural influences.

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