The portal is not yet open for submitting applications but will be as of June 5. Come for the Transform conference in Rome, Italy, then fly to North Africa to form relationships with the local arts community, experience life in an Arab nation, and encourage long-term workers to reach out to others with the Gospel through art. Turnaround Arts is a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities in partnership with the White House, U.S. Department of Education, and several private foundations.
Four young missionaries serving with Operation Mobilization (OM) in Belgium met as a ‘visual arts team’ in May, 2011 along with a team of creative students from Colombia International University in the USA. I started Arts Counselling because it seemed the perfect form to share enthusiasms and ideas, whilst demonstrating that not everyone who works for the Arts Council is a faceless bureaucrat.
So often we are in an unconscious stream of thinking and doing when we are plugging into our daily lives. Through this access, young people develop their creativity, build skills, and gain invaluable real-world knowledge of what it takes to build a career in the arts.
Teaching teams including parents can find suggestions for using drama and role playing as elements of young children’s exploration of the arts and practice of other skills. Then I just wander through the book store until a title, color or even symbol on a book catches my eye.
This event is supported in part by Poets & Writers through grants it has received from The James Irvine Foundation and the Hearst Foundations. In the 1990s, my son Adam attended a Seeger concert in the Paolo Solari Amphitheater at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe with some friends.