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ERIC Number: EJ1061600
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Something Larger than Ourselves: Redefining the Young Artists at Work Program as an Art-as-Activism Residency for Teens
Butler, Laurel
Journal of Museum Education, v39 n3 p262-275 Oct 2014
The Young Artists at Work Program at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) recently shifted its model from an afterschool arts program to a young artists' residency. This decision arose from a desire to reposition the youth program as a priority within the larger organization, coupled with a commitment to deepening the pedagogical values of community engagement, positive youth development, and project-based learning. The EMC Arts Innovation Lab for Museums helped pilot the prototyping of a YBCA staff participation model, using an individualized curricular approach to activate new networks of internal and external support. This article details the ways in which an initially semantic shift led to significant changes in program scope, visibility, integration, and outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California