Urban Gateways has programming available virtually, to connect with students, educators, and families while at home. While we are continuing to develop these offerings, we are currently offering the following types of programs:


Virtual Arts Learning

Live Virtual or Pre-Recorded 
Artist-led direct instruction led by an Urban Gateways Teaching Artist in dance, music, theater, visual arts, or new media.

Length:

  • 15-45 minute sessions
  • One-time (workshop) or recurring lessons that build upon one another (residency)

Formats:

  • Live using Zoom
  • Pre-recorded video lessons
  • Live integration into existing virtual learning platforms

Audiences:

  • Students
  • Families
  • Parents
For more information, contact Erin: [email protected]

Pictured: Theater Teaching Artist Jill Stuck leading a virtual improv workshop. Interested in virtual workshops & residencies? Get in touch with Erin: [email protected]


Virtual Arts Performances

Live Virtual or Pre-Recorded
Educational, arts-based performances by professional artists or ensembles in dance, music, or theater; a virtual version of Touring Performances.

Length:
30 minutes

Formats:

  • Live on Zoom Webinars
  • Pre-recorded video performances

Audiences:

  • Students
  • Families
  • Parents
For more information, including pricing, contact Lindsay: [email protected]gateways.org

Preview video for the virtual version of “Travel Tales”, a Touring Performance by storyteller Jeremy Schaefer. Interested in booking this or other virtual Touring Performances? Contact Lindsay: [email protected]


Professional Development for Educators

Live Virtual
Workshops (live virtual or pre-recorded) with an arts-focused curriculum designed and led by a Teaching Artist. The theme or focus can be customized to support the school and educator goals and will be rooted in dance, music, new media, theater, and/or visual arts.

Length:

  • 1-3 hour sessions
  • 1-4 sessions total

Formats:

  • Zoom-based live
  • Live integration into existing virtual learning platforms

Audience:
Educators

For more information, contact Erin: [email protected]

Please contact us for pricing structure and customization options for all of the programs above (Virtual Arts Learning, Virtual Arts Performances, and Professional Development for Educators).


Other opportunities to engage with Urban Gateways directly & virtually:

STREET LEVEL
  • Follow Street Level on Instagram (@streetlevelchicago) to see what’s up and to enjoy live performances by young artists!
TEEN ARTS PASS
  • Our TAP at Home web page shares ways that teens (and others) can engage with our arts partners through streaming and archived videos, workshops, podcasts, etc.
  • TAPtalks: A series of interviews with artists & arts professionals to talk about their paths to creative careers, specifically for a teen audience; live on Instagram (@teenartspass), Tuesdays at 3pm Central and available afterwards on YouTube!