Announcing Arts Education Programs and Applications for 2017–2018

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The Arts Council has two exciting new partnerships with Centro C.H.A. and United Cambodian Community; together, they will contract teaching artists to conduct after-school workshops for high school students in community spaces in Long Beach.

Additionally, the Arts Council’s will focus our annual arts education programs in West and North Long Beach to serve City Council Districts 7, 8 and 9. Our Eye on Design, Eye on Design–Exposure and Passport to the Arts programs are available to third-grade and fourth-grade classrooms at Addams, Barton, Bethune, Garfield, Grant, Harte, King, Muir, Powell and Webster elementary schools.

The Arts Council’s arts education programs are funded by several Artists in Schools grants from the California Arts Council, with additional support from the Miller Foundation, California Community Foundation and the Port of Long Beach.

For inquiries about the Arts Council’s arts education programs please contact Cynthia Luján at cynthia.lujan@artslb.org.

Empower arts

Empower Arts (High School Performing Arts)

The Arts Council for Long Beach is recruiting young adults ages 13–18 to participate in Empower Arts.

Through funding received through the California Arts Council’s Artists Activating Communities grant, Martin Espino will offer cultural enrichment workshops by leading local young adults through Empower Arts, in partnership with teaching artist Danny Flores of Centro C.H.A. at Admiral Kidd Park, Silverado Park and Centro C.H.A.

The program showcases cultural and artistic traditions of Latin America and Native American Tribes through dance, music and performance. It will culminate in a cultural celebration–Empower Arts West Long Beach, in partnership with Councilmember Roberto Uranga on Saturday, May 5 from 11–2 p.m. at Silverado Park.

To learn more and apply to this program, current high school students can fill out the application here.

The program Empower Arts is funded by a grant through the California Arts Council Artists in Schools: Activating Communities and through the California Community Foundation. The program is in partnership with the City of Long Beach, Centro C.H.A. and Councilmember Roberto Uranga.

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Living Arts Long Beach (High School Visual & Performing Arts)

The Arts Council has partnered with United Cambodian Community to expand Living Arts Long Beach. The program, facilitated by Program Coordinator Sayon Syprasoeuth of United Cambodian Community (UCC), is six months with 12 meetings of hands-on art workshops. At each workshop, a guest artist will present their career path, their specific industry and lead a creative project. Participants will create, design and learn about making and performing art. At the end, participants and guest artists will showcase their work at the final exhibition.

To learn more and apply to this program, current high school students can fill out the application here.

Living Arts Long Beach is funded by the California Community Foundation, the Miller Foundation and through California Arts Council’s Artists in Schools: Extension grant. The program is facilitated by United Cambodian Community in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach and the City of Long Beach.

Passport to the arts

Passport to the Arts (3rd & 4th Grade Visual & Performing Arts)

Passport to the Arts showcases the cultural and artistic traditions of Africa, Cambodia and Latin America, all prominent ethnic and cultural groups in Long Beach. Learning about these groups fosters student tolerance and appreciation of cultural diversity. Passport to the Arts instructs students in third-grade and fourth-grade Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards for California Public Schools and National Core Arts Standards. The program explores history and social science standards through community, local/regional history and the integration of immigrant experiences. Passport to the Arts supports the Open Court language arts themes of friendship, imagination and storytelling.

To learn more and to apply to this program, third-grade and fourth-grade elementary school teachers can click here for the application.

Applications for this program are available at the following schools:

  • Addams, Dist. 8
  • Barton, Dist. 8
  • Bethune, Dist. 7
  • Garfield, Dist. 8
  • Grant, Dist. 9
  • Harte, Dist. 8
  • King, Dist. 9
  • Muir, Dist. 7
  • Powell, Dist. 9
  • Webster, Dist. 7

Passport to the Arts is funded through the California Arts Council’s Artists in Schools: Engagement grant and the Miller Foundation. The program is in partnership with the City of Long Beach and Long Beach Unified School District.

Eye on Design (15 week)

Eye on Design (3rd Grade Visual Arts)

Arts Council for Long Beach’s teaching Artist-in-Residence, Betty Rosen, will teach Eye on Design, a 15-week public art education program for third-grade students that encourages civic involvement, critical thinking and creative problem-solving through a customized residency program. Eye on Design guides students through the same logistic and creative process a public artist follows to develop a public art concept. The program holds students to incredibly high standards and exposes them to an area of art-making typically unfamiliar to young students.

Children learn to appreciate, and actively observe and question art in the public sphere. Eye on Design’s interdisciplinary approach incorporates language arts, reasoning and history/social science, with an emphasis on the visual arts and an in-depth study of Long Beach history. At the end of the program, students give back to their community by applying their knowledge to actively utilize art theory, reading, writing, speaking and math skills through their culminating project, the creation of a large-scale permanent mosaic for their school. Eye on Design is a substantive and intricate program that empowers students to create positive change in their own communities. Students receive 15 lessons including two field trips to the University Art Museum and Downtown Long Beach to explore the various public art works in Long Beach. All of the materials, art supplies and transportation costs associated with the Eye on Design program will be provided by the Arts Council for Long Beach.

Applications for this program are available for download here to third-grade teachers at the following schools:

  • Addams, Dist. 8
  • Barton, Dist. 8
  • Bethune, Dist. 7
  • Garfield, Dist. 8
  • Grant, Dist. 9
  • Harte, Dist. 8
  • King, Dist. 9
  • Muir, Dist. 7
  • Powell, Dist. 9
  • Webster, Dist. 7

Eye on Design is presented in partnership with the City of Long Beach, University Art Museum and Long Beach Unified School District with funding from the Miller Foundation and the Port of Long Beach.

Eye on Design Exposure

Eye on Design–Exposure (3rd Grade Visual Arts)

Arts Council for Long Beach’s teaching Artist-in-Residence, Betty Rosen, will teach the condensed version of our public art education program through Eye on Design–Exposure, a three-day program where third-grade students will receive two two-hour lessons and a field trip to a public art tour in Long Beach.  All of the materials, art supplies and transportation costs associated with Eye on Design–Exposure will be provided by the Arts Council for Long Beach.

Programming is available to third-grade teachers at the following schools:

  • Addams, Dist. 8
  • Barton, Dist. 8
  • Bethune, Dist. 7
  • Garfield, Dist. 8
  • Grant, Dist. 9
  • Harte, Dist. 8
  • King, Dist. 9
  • Muir, Dist. 7
  • Powell, Dist. 9
  • Webster, Dist. 7

Eye on Design–Exposure is funded by the Miller Foundation and California Arts Council’s Artists in Schools: Exposure grant. The program is in partnership with the City of Long Beach, University Art Museum and Long Beach Unified School District.

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