Asian Arts Initiative - Artists in Communities Training (ACT)

Artists in Communities Training (ACT)

The Artists in Communities Training (ACT) Program is designed to develop artists’ abilities in a professional context and within a community-building environment. Consisting of a hands-on teaching placement and a six-week series of intensive workshops on educational models and strategies, ACT affords opportunities for future residencies in community settings and schools. According to AAI, these skills are taught, “By providing a course that builds essential skills in communication, lesson planning, classroom, and group management, the Asian Arts Initiative aims to expand the pool of artists of color of all disciplines who can actively convey the power of art-making into the hands of everyday people.” Also, there is an ACT II, which promotes ongoing professional development for Alumni and encourages community building through the arts.

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