Summer Institute

Expand your impact in teaching for social justice and deepen your teaching artistry with experiential, inquiry and reflection processes.

What is Summer Institute

Summer Institute is a three-day intensive workshop for creative writers, visual artists, musicians, dancers, and theater artists with 2+ years teaching artist experience.

Summer Institute’s training curriculum is based on Community-Word Project’s “creative process” exploration methods, teaching practices and arts-in-education philosophy developed over 18 years.

  • Expand your impact in teaching for social justice
  • Deepen your teaching with experiential, inquiry and reflection processes
  • Connect with Teaching Artists from around the country
  • Explore creative processes and critical thinking
  • Investigate techniques for project-based arts integration
  • Build new strategies for building a positive classroom culture
  • See what the participants were up to in our Summer Institute 2018 here.

I would have to say one of my favorite moments today is entering the classroom again. Everyone wants to be in school right now, be together again, and enjoy each other's company.

Kym Boyce-Lazar

Teaching Artist

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I get to work with students on what is present for them in that moment, build their sense of who they are and what they stand for, and help hone their ability to express all of that through language and art.

Libby Mislan

Teaching Artist

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The Teaching Artist field needs more caring, deep-thinking organizations like Community-Word Project! I feel honored to be a part of it. It feeds my soul and helps me grow as a human on planet earth.

Moira-Jo Trachtenberg-Thielking

Teaching Artist

Join the Summer Institute

Join us for an intense three days of generative sessions and creative workshops for writers, visual artists, musicians, dancers, and theater artists with 2+ years of Teaching Artist experience.