In Artists in Action, students will explore a social issue, create original art, and share with a broader audience.
Artists in Action is a multi-day residency with a teaching artist in the classroom that guides youth inquiry and artistic practice in response to relevant, real-world problems that impact young people. Artists in Action residencies are planned in collaboration with school leaders and youth and result in creative products shared with a wider audience.
Learn more about how the process worked at Anderson High School, where students created anti-vaping memes, here.
To book this program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Creative Action guides students as they explore a pressing issue:
- Social media use
- Body image
- Hate speech
- Healthy relationships & consent
- Building community
- Conflict resolution
- Transition to middle or high school
- Drug and alcohol use
- Student choice
- Media literacy
- Environmental justice
- Other issues relevant to your school community
Professional Teaching Artists collaborate with students to create:
- Role play
- Spoken word
- Mural design and/or installation
We partner with campuses to determine how to share to inspire change.
Sample projects include anti-vaping memes shared with teen peers online, community building murals shared with a school or neighborhood, and an original song about healthy relationships shared with peers at school assembly.