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)
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!
WordPlay Residencies 2013–2014
Let Forward Arts’ WordPlay Writing Project be one of your school’s most powerful resources. Our staff of professional spoken word teaching-artists can come into your ELA classrooms and work alongside your teachers throughout the school year.
Since 2005, we’ve been making young people throughout South Louisiana fall in love with language, as writers, readers, and performers. Our curriculum of workshops is perfect for teachers seeking new and engaging ways to reach Common Core standards. Our in-school pedagogy, our monthly open-mic event (Fresh Heat) and our annual ALL CITY Teen Poetry Slam Festival are known throughout the region. Our teaching-artists are known throughout the country.
We offer multiple options for Poets-In-Residence that fit EVERY SCHOOL BUDGET. For Title I funds, we’re also an approved vendor with the EBR School Board System. Get us on your campus NOW, before our roster of schools fills up!
Download an application here: WordPlay Residency Application 2013–2014