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ARTS IN EDUCATION SHOWCASE - SPRING 2017


 

Principals, Teachers, Cultural Arts leaders, PTA members, mark your calendars for March 2017 and join us for our annual Arts in Education Showcase. Two amazing days to preview over 30 exceptional programs in dance, music, visual arts, theatre, poetry and storytelling. These programs are all available for school presentations for the 2016-2017 school year.

Each performer or group will “showcase” highlights from their full length programs allowing you to preview over 15 performances per day. Our artists and performers come from far and wide for this event (California, Toronto, Rome, Vermont) to afford schools and their representatives the opportunity to see first-hand what these programs are all about.

This event is also a great opportunity to meet and network with representatives from other schools and share ideas about cultural arts.

Light refreshments will be provided but you are also welcome to pack a lunch and use the benches outside the theatre if you’d care to take a longer lunch break. There is free parking on the campus for this event and there will be signs for parking as well as assistance from campus security if you need directions.

YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATTERS. Morris Arts serves as a regional resource (connecting schools in 11 counties to exceptional arts programs) and we do not charge any commissions or fees on assemblies or workshops. Instead – we ask schools and artists to support our work through membership.

Most schools renew their annual $70. school membership in the spring, that way, in addition to attending the Showcase, members schools will receive a copy of our annual Arts in Education Program Guide and invitations to attend our Cultural Arts Exchange and  Artist Residency Roundtable.

Member schools may register up to 5 guests from their school per Showcase day. The School membership form can be printed out from our website and mailed to Morris Arts or brought to the Showcase.

If your school is unable to pay a membership fee please contact Barbara Reuther for more information breuther@morrisarts.org or call 973-285-5115 ext 16.

If you are a Cultural Arts Planner for a community, library, YMCA or other organization and would like to attend the Showcase – please contact Barbara Reuther to register.

To learn more about becoming a member or renewing your school membership click here

 

 

 

 

2016-2017 WORKSHOPS AND ROUNDTABLES

Two-Day Innovative Writing and Performance Workshop

October 27 and 28, 2016

For teachers, teaching artists, counselors, psychologists  and graduate students – join us October 27th and 28th from 9am -3pm for 2-day training with the founders of Girls Surviving – an innovative program in writing and performance with a proven record of changing lives. Discover how to develop teen leadership through organic and self-directed learning. Connect by participating in in-depth, group oriented, experiential learning that will give you:

  • techniques for creating a safe space for teen girls to share and work together
  • strategies for developing independent writing skills
  • a unique collaborative approach to creating work for the stage
  • nonthreatening acting exercises and stage work and stage work easily adapted to a variety of settings


Presenters:Paula Davidoff a storyteller and Carolyn Hunt, a playwright and director who are experienced teaching artists.In 2005 they combined their talents to create Girl’s Surviving, a troupe of teen actresses from the Morris School District who tell their stories through writing and performance. Over the years they have developed unique strategies that encourage teens to talk through their concerns, raise their voices about the important issues in their lives and take the lead in developing performances that reflect their insights about teen life. Paula and Carolyn have written a book about their work called: Girl’s Surviving: Teaching Teen Girls to Speak Out.

$75. for 2-Day Workshop - $50. for groups of two or more. A few scholarships are available contact Paula Davidoff  pauladavidoff@gmail.com for more information.

9:00AM - 3:00PM at Community Club of Brookside, 1 East Main Street, Brookside, NJ 

Grantwriting Workshop - January 12, 2017

Many of you are familiar with the Artist Residency Programs available through Morris Arts but may not know about another statewide program for Artist Residencies which is available through the NJ State Council on the Arts and the Artists-In-Education Consortium.  Join us on January 9th from 10-12 at Morris Arts in Morristown and learn about a grant opportunity for these programs. Registration is FREE and refreshments will be served.

10:00AM - 12:00PM at 14 Maple Avenue, 3rd Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960

 

Arts and Technology Professional Development Workshop for Teachers 

This workshop is for Art Teachers interested in learning about new and emerging technologies used in 21st Century Learning.

Call or email to request this program.

Arts In Education Showcase - March 2017

A "not to be missed" 2-day event that lets you preview 15 different programs each day in music, dance, theatre, storytelling, and visual arts. In addition to previewing over 30 different programs, it's a also a great event for sharing ideas and networking with cultural arts representatives from other schools and districts.

 

Regional Cultural Arts Exchange -  May 2017

This roundtable event allows you to share recommendations about programs with cultural arts representatives from other schools. It's a great forum in which to exchange information, meet peers, network and colaborate. This event will take place at the Morris County Library in May 2017. This event fills up so please be sure to register early. Click here for directions.   

10:00AM - 12:00PM at Morris County Library, Whippany, NJ 07960

The Artist Residency Roundtable - May 2017

This event is an opportunity to learn about the Arts Residency process and meet the artists that conduct them. We also talk about the ways in which a residency can be structured to meet the specific needs of your school community.

10:00AM - 12:00PM at 14 Maple Avenue, 3rd Floor, Morristown, NJ 07960