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Education and Community Engagement

The Education and Community Engagement Programs at Intersection seek to promote community and personal enrichment through the arts by providing audiences, art makers, and the community with direct avenues for engagement in the artistic and civic process. We aim to foster cultural and historical understanding and provide context between art and the communities and societies we live in and help to build. By providing opportunities to engage at every touch point, social relevancy of art becomes deeper and diversity becomes reality. At Intersection, art is not just something to be experienced; art is tool to promote dialogue and to help us engage with the world around us. Our Education and Community Engagement Programs include:

THE INTERSECTION INSTITUTE
The Intersection Institute provides opportunities for people to engage in an interactive exploration of the process of creating new art. The unique curriculum includes master classes, artist talks, tours, films, lectures, workshops, special events, and opportunities to perform, present and interact with the ongoing array of multidisciplinary arts programming Intersection supports. The Intersection Institute cultivates artistic and informative environments where personal and collective ideas and projects generate larger, more inclusive worldviews and broader aesthetic, social, political, and cultural perspectives.

Our educational programs are suitable for all ages and are available to educators, students, community groups, artists and non-artists with all levels of skill and experience.

OPEN PROCESS SERIES
The Open Process Series emphasizes the infinite possibilities that exist within the creative process and integrates the artistic process with a parallel community-based process that often includes partnerships, community storytelling and writing projects, and other methods for reaching and involving new people during the new play/performance development process. The series, which includes readings, discussions, forums, story-telling projects, community events and more, is designed to share work as it is being shaped and encourage new perspectives and ideas.

INTERSECTION LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM
The Intersection Leadership Training Program is a year-round, highly regarded internship program with competitive enrollment. We offer comprehensive four-month internships including hands-on participation in producing, administering and promoting multidisciplinary arts activities. This program is designed to offer those passionate about the arts the opportunity to become a key member of the Intersection team.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Intersection for the Arts involves hundreds of volunteers in dynamic and engaging opportunities in all program areas. Volunteers often assist with box office, support administrative needs for staff, and assist with special events and more. Prospective volunteers should be passionate about art, enjoy interacting with the public and ready to learn.

EDUCATION PROGRAM
We provide opportunities for people to engage in an interactive exploration of the process of creating new art. The unique curriculum includes master classes, artist talks, tours, films, lectures, workshops, special events, and opportunities to perform, present and interact with the ongoing array of multidisciplinary arts programming Intersection supports. Intersection’s Education Program cultivates artistic and informative environments where personal and collective ideas and projects generate larger, more inclusive worldviews and broader aesthetic, social, political, and cultural perspectives.

Our educational programs are suitable for all ages and are available to educators, students, community groups, artists and non-artists with all levels of skill and experience. To register for a workshop, contact Intersection’s Program Director for Education & Community Engagement Rebeka Rodriguez.

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Intersection for the Arts is always looking to exchange ideas and perspectives, and to collaborate with remarkable organizations. Intersection has established ongoing collaborative relationships with more than 85 neighborhood and community-based organizations to create opportunities for artists and for people who might not otherwise participate in arts programming. We organize gallery tours, group events, youth literary programs, and we always provide free and reduced cost tickets to events and scholarships to workshops. These relationships are central to our mission. Simply put, we do not exist without them.

826 Valencia
AIRRC – African Immigrant and Refugee Resource Center
Alameda County Library/ Write to Read
All of Us or None / Legal Services for Prisoners with Children
Altamont Hotel
Answer Coalition
Apollo Hotel
Artseed
Asian American Women Artists Association
Asian Women’s Shelter
Baker Places
Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC)
Brava Theater
BuildingBloc Collective
Business Arts Council
California Coalition for Women Prisoners
California Lawyers for the Arts
California Prison Focus
California Shakespeare Theatre
Casa Corazon
La Casa de las Madres
Colored ink
Comite de Vivienda San Pedro
Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
Community Works
Critical Resistance
De Young Museum
East Side Arts Alliance
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Felonious:onelovehiphop
Foundation Center of San Francisco
Free Battered Women
Freedom Archives
Friendship House Association of American Indians, Inc.
Galeria de la Raza
Generation Five
GIRLS 2000
Global Exchange
Guerrero House
June Jordan School for Equity
Justice Now
Kearny Street Workshop
Larkin Street Youth Services
Leland House
Lovelife Foundation
LYRIC
Manalive
Marian Residence for Women
McSweeney’s
Mission Community Council / Arriba Juntos
Mission Girls
Mission High School
Mission Housing
Mission Neighborhood Center
Modern Times Bookstore
Mujeres Unidas y Activas (MUA)
Nancy E. Quinn Associates Arts Management Services
Oakland Museum of California
Oasis for Girls
Precita Eyes Mural Arts and Visitors Center
Prison Activist Resource Center / PARC
Prison Radio
Proyecto Lucha
San Francisco Art Institute – SFAI
San Francisco Camerawork
San Francisco State University SFSU
San Francisco Waldorf High School
San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR)
School of the Arts
SF Art & Film
SF Bay Area Theatre Artists (BATA)
Southern Exposure
St. John’s Educational Thresholds Center
Streetside Stories
TGI Justice Project (TGIJP)
The Medea Project / Cultural Odyssey
The Smart Program
Theater Bay Area
University of San Francisco
The Urban School of San Francisco
Valencia Gardens
W.O.M.A.N., Inc.
Walden House
Women’s Institute for Leadership Development for Human Rights (WILD)
Write & Rise
WritersCorps
Youth Movement Records
Youth Multimedia Arts Program for Social Change c/o The Ark of Refuge Inc.
Youth Radio
Youth Speaks
Youth Uprising

 

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Intersection for the Arts is a leading-edge arts and community development organization that connects people and communities across physical, social, cultural, and economic boundaries to instigate change.