The CAC organizes a field trip each year as part of NAEA Nationals. Please consider registering for our upcoming field trip in Boston 2019. When you register for the conference the CAC field trip is listed under “Tours”.
Field Trip Tour Title: URBANO: Youth Participatory Art for Social Change
Venue: 29 Germania St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Group departs at 12:00 Noon—Returns approximately 3:00 pm
Join the Community Arts Caucus on our 2019 tour at one of Boston’s youth-based community arts organizations. Established in 2009, Urbano is a nonprofit community art studio that fosters public and participatory art as a vehicle for personal transformation, community cohesion, and social change. Being a community of intergenerational artists, Urbano has brought together more than 150 professionals, over 1,200 local youth from Boston Public Schools, and tens of thousands of community members to learn and experiment through place-based projects. Through artistic collaboration, Urbano fosters a philosophy of artist as citizen, encouraging participants to become civically engaged through creating art from conversations centered on current social issues that directly affect their lives. While at Urbano, attendees will engage in a tour with Urbano’s founder and Executive Artistic Director, Stella Aguirre McGregor, who will provide pedagogical tools used by local teaching artists to demonstrate fundamental principles of collaboration, risk-taking, and creative and critical expression.
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Presented by the NAEA Community Arts Caucus and led by Dianne Sánchez Shumway and Eunji Lee. A light snack will be provided.