Forward Arts Spring Funding Campaign
The staff and community of Forward Arts are seeking your help in providing arts integrated instruction to four public schools, through our Spring Forward donor campaign. The Spring Forward campaign will allow Forward Arts to bring its WordPlay Writing Project artist-in-residency program to McKinley High, Southeast Middle, Broadmoor High and Glen Oaks High at no cost to the schools.
Over the last eight years, the WordPlay program has been one of the nation’s leaders in the field of youth spoken word, creative writing and arts integration. WordPlay has been able to service thousands of Baton Rouge youth through our in-school residency program, after-school writing workshops, monthly youth open mic and annual city-wide teen poetry slam festival. As it is our mission to provide learning opportunities and platforms for youth and adults through the arts, we come to you, our community, to assist us in continuing this mission.
We are seeking to raise $15,000 between December 9th–January 31st to support the cost of providing semester-long writing workshops to the aforementioned schools, as well to help offset the production cost of the eighth annual ALL CITY Teen Poetry Slam Festival. Please join us by making a donation to the Spring Forward campaign today!
Forward Arts is a multi-generational collective of youth, artists, and educators who are committed to providing learning opportunities in Southeastern Louisiana. We provide workshops, performance spaces, and professional development for young people and adults. Through critical engagement and creative practice we foster personal and social transformation.
Forward Arts’ Spring Residency Options
Writing Residency Discount!!
10 workshops for $2,800 (regular cost $3,500)
7 workshops for $2,000 (regular cost $2,500)
5 workshops for $1,400 (regular cost $1,750)
Individual workshops $116/hr (1 hour instruction, 2 hours prep)
Spoken Word Assemblies
COMMUNITY BUILDING WORKSHOPS
The Forward Arts Community Building/Life Skills Workshop Series
With today’s level of violence in our school systems, we at Forward Arts have decided to offer school administrators and teachers what we’ve been giving the young people in our after-school programs for years. This collection of workshops, games, and activities is designed to teach conflict resolution and collaboration skills, cultural diversity, understanding, trust, critical thinking, and strengthen bonds of support among your students.
We are well-trained in the field of youth development. Not only do we have over 20 years of combined experience as youth workers, we are trained and certified youth development professionals through The DC Best Training Program created by The DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation. http://www.cyitc.org/
Book us for a sample workshop today or call to inquire about pricing for a series!