Practicing Self Care through the Arts

Read about teaching artist Sonja Henderson’s work promoting self care and mental health through creative workshops.

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From improv to body percussion and from Brazil to India, get to know our new shows!

Wea��re excited to announce that our touring performance roster is gaining six awesome new additions just in time for the 2017-18 season and school year – read on to get to know these new shows!

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Percussion Healing Trauma

We talked with teaching artist Josh Guy about his experiences at UCAN, where youth who have experienced trauma participate in his weekly percussion workshops.

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March 29, 2017 //

Artist Spotlight: Roger Bonair-Agard

“What I am interested in is detail, making it clear that [my studentsa��] communities are worthy of documentation and uplift.” Literary teaching artist Roger Bonair-Agard discusses his teaching and writing philosophies on the blog today.

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Video: Art for All Gala Honorees Tell Their Stories

The Gala is tomorrow – March 10, 2017 – and our award winners are here to tell you how they got involved with Urban Gateways and how arts education can impact our students and communities.

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Another Gala, Another Great Entertainment Lineup…

From Latin music to Chinese dance and a student drumline, the Art for All Gala entertainment schedule has something for everyone.

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Meet the Art for All Honorees!

We are thrilled to be presenting five inaugural awards to advocates, supporters, and artists at our Art for All Gala on March 10.

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December 13, 2016 //

Girls Can Play Football, Boys Can Be Unicorns

Touring artist Jeremy Schaefer shares a delightful anecdote from an interactive storytelling performance at Willard Elementary.

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From Carnival to Soul Train: The Creative Identity of Miles Davis Academy

Miles Davis Academy has hosted Urban Gateways teaching artists on an ongoing basis for their K-8 classrooms. Learn about the impact of this long-term residency program, and get excited for the school’s end-of-year Soul Train performance!

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Welcoming Five New Shows to Our Touring Roster!

Today we are taking a moment to learn about five new 2016-17 touring performances! From taiko to tap dance, they cover an array of artistic and cultural influences.

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