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About the Festival:

Reinventing Strong Practices: Equitable Access to Creative Opportunity is a project of the William Penn Foundation, in partnership with WolfBrown and Creative Generation, that desires to foster a community of learning amongst teaching artists in Philadelphia schools in which we celebrate current practices but inspire future curiosity. 

Over the Summer, join a community of learning to re-examine arts education as a tool for social justice and equity of imaginative opportunities for all learners. Led by Philadelphia and Boston artists and educators, participants will rethink what they bring to schools and classrooms and how they complete that vital work.

Below you can find the session schedule: 

The Context behind the Festival: 

The William Penn Foundation’s Creative Communities (CC) program funds programs and initiatives that provide opportunities for all people in Philadelphia and the region to benefit from inclusive, diverse, and high-quality public spaces and arts and culture experiences.  

The multiple and ongoing pandemics of the last three years have...

What's needed in face of these realizations?

In order to harvest and act on these insights, program administrators and teaching artists say they need:

This festival is the first step in supporting the work ahead for the Foundation, WolfBrown, and Philadelphia's community of teaching artists.