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Visual and Performing Arts Education Program: Community Dialogue and Civic Practice

Jan 21 @ 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

VAPAE Public Event Series for 2015-2016                                                     Visual and Performing Arts Education Program, UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture   The Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) at UCLA aims to be at the forefront of the statewide and national debate regarding the place and importance of the arts for all and to be a catalyst for positive change in urban arts education. During the 2015-2016 year VAPAE is offering an exciting public event series exploring a range of challenging topics that promote arts equity and high quality arts education strategies. Co-sponsored by the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures/Dance, the UCLA Art & Global Health Center, UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs, and the Visual and Performing Arts Education Program (VAPAE) in the UCLA School of the Arts and Architecture   Community Dialogue and Civic Practice Workshop facilitated by Michael Rohd, author of Theatre for Community, Conflict and Dialogue Introductory remarks by Chris Anthony, director of Shakespeare LA & Will Power to Youth Program ‪Michael Rohd is Founder/Director of the Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP), a field-building resource that aims to make visible the power of the arts to demonstrably increase civic capacity. CPCP collaborates with artists and community/municipal organizations to develop best practice frameworks for innovative engagement and cross-sector partnership activity with a focus on field-to-field translation, collaboration and co-design skills. Current initiatives include the Civic Practice Lab at Chicago’s Lookingglass Theater (supported by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation); The Catalyst Initiative (supported by The Andrew Mellon Foundation); and Local Landscapes (collaborators include Americans for the Arts). Rohd is Artistic Director of sixteen year-old acclaimed ensemble-based company Sojourn Theatre, on faculty at Northwestern University, and author of the widely translated book Theatre for Community, Conflict, and Dialogue.   All events are free and open to the public. Reservations suggested.   For more information contact: 1.310.794.4822 or VAPAE@arts.ucla.edu     


Jan 21
6:00 pm-10:00 pm
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TBA Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States


UCLA School of the Arts & Architecture