If you believe the arts matter, that everyone deserves meaningful access to the arts, and that the arts belong to all of us, then you belong at this summer's inaugural Artistic Literacy Institute.

Cal Performances @ UC Berkeley June 12-15, 2019

Join us to
  • explore what artistic literacy is and how to cultivate it

  • experience our emerging artistic literacy framework for audience engagement

  • have challenging conversations about the arts in a time of crisis

  • build an artistic literacy movement

  • become an agent of change for a better world

Read on for a broad overview, browse our “2019 Institute” menu for links to our
full schedule and FAQ, or learn more about our broader programs, people, and initiatives under our “Artistic Literacy” menu above!

Reframing Arts Engagement

Over the course of the Institute, we will introduce and explore artistic literacy as a framework and a methodology. From plenary discussions about core values and strategies to immersive arts experiences that will allow us to deepen our learning, we’ve planned a full slate of scaffolded events and networking opportunities.

We will also hold several break-out sessions, allowing participants to focus intently on curriculum development and implementation for specific populations (K-12 classrooms, university campuses, lifelong learners and general audiences).
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Refining Best Practices

Our approach builds upon and refines decades of best practices in arts education, particularly as exemplified by Lincoln Center Education, the Kennedy Center, and other leaders in arts-based learning and teaching.

If you have any training in these methodologies, the Artistic Literacy framework invites you to leverage your expertise in new ways. If you are new to arts-based teaching and learning, you'll leave our institute with a fresh vocabulary and set of tools to engage students of any age to connect with works of art.
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Come share with and learn from those who believe as you do: that great works of art connect us to our own humanity and the humanity of others.

Register now and receive a full tuition waiver ($500 value) thanks to our generous donors.