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Overview of Seminars


[Partners in Education: Performing Arts Centers and Schools (fostering partnership among arts organization, schools and communities)]

Kennedy Center Seminars for Artist Development

The demand for artist professional development is growing and the Kennedy Center Partners in Education program has been working to meet the demand.

The Kennedy Center offers four Seminars to establish a shared understanding of the definition of arts integration, to assist teaching artists to plan effective artist residencies, to assist teaching artists in planning and presenting workshops for teachers, and to help artists to develop education performance materials.

All four Seminars draw on decades of Kennedy Center experience helping teaching artists develop their knowledge and skills for working more effectively in schools to reach all types of learners through the arts. Instruction is supported by live demonstrations, PowerPoint presentations, and video examples. Seminar sponsoring organizations play a role in the presentation of each Seminar. To support the sponsoring organization in its commitment to planning and implementing ongoing follow-up support, the Kennedy Center provides a Guide for Sponsors that outlines all the Sponsor responsibilities.

For a printable version of the complete brochure about the Kennedy Center Seminars please refer to Professional Learning for Teaching Artists.

The four in-depth Seminars are:

Recommended Seminar Sequence: Regardless of teaching artists’ experience and skills, it is recommended that sponsoring organizations offer the Focus 1 Seminar(s) before Focus 2.

To Host A Seminar

Availability of the Seminars is limited. Sponsors interested in more information about hosting a Seminar should send a letter of interest to Partners in Education, The Kennedy Center, 2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC 20566. You may also reach us at (202) 416-8843 or through the Partners in Education Contact Center.