Have you ever wondered what COMPAS teaching artists do when they aren’t helping students connect with creativity? They accomplish some amazing things! Here is a sample of what COMPAS artists have accomplished this month:
Artists May Lee-Yang, Saymoukda Vongsay and Desdamona have come together to co-found the Community Artists Leadership Initiative (C.A.L.I.), with a mission to build the leadership capacity of marginalized artists
Artist May Lee-Yang was awarded the Sally Award for Arts Access at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
Did you know that access to creative writing programs can help jail and prison inmates develop better self-discipline, and reduce recidivism rates? Many thanks to the Pioneer Press for highlighting the work of one of our newest programs, which is helping women in jail share their experiences through writing.
We had a wonderful time visiting with educators from across the state at this year’s Minnesota Educator Academy conference! Missed our session on how arts can advance literacy? Read about it here.
“…Spoken word is very much about building community and telling our stories.” COMPAS Artist Kyle “Gaunte” Tran Myhre talked with us about why he is passionate about teaching spoken word.
Do students have to choose between art education and athletics? One teacher writes about the benefits of pursuing both.
“The most regretful people on earth are those who felt the call to creative work, who felt their own creative power restive and uprising, and gave to it neither power nor time.” – Mary Oliver
By COMPAS staff member Juliana Anderson Wilkins