Members-Only Guild Resource / Webinar

Rootwork Series: Understanding Your Place in Meaningful Arts Engagement & Advocacy

Published: 2020-12-09

Published on December 9, 2020

“Rootwork | Grounding Community Arts Education Beyond the Pandemic” is an online learning series about how to create programming informed by, and supportive of, the many, varied lived experiences of our communities in the unique context of this moment.

How can arts leaders, teaching artists, and advocates ensure that their programs and initiatives are community-led and community-informed? How are artists and collaborators identified and brought into programming processes? How can arts organizations serve as economic and capacity-building engines for their communities? What questions must you ask yourself as you build coalitions for policies that advance the arts in schools? In this session, participants will learn how they can build their own internal strategies by asking themselves key questions and learning how they can use them to ensure their spaces and practices are activated with intention for sustainability, community-connectedness, and policy wins.

Access to slides here.

Links to videos in presentation:

1st video

2nd video



Karla Estela Rivera, Free Street Theater, Chicago, IL


ASL English Interpretation provided by Dresden Lamar, Selena Flowers, and Mark Ormita from ProBono ASL