Performing Arts Advocacy

Instructor Name: 
Suzanne Savaria
CRN: 
14649
44667
Course Description: 

The arts play a critical role in stimulating creativity and in developing vital communities.  They have a crucial impact on our economy and are an important catalyst for learning, discovery and achievement in our county.

In this course we will examine what it means to advocate for the arts and define our roles as advocates.  We will explore the world of arts advocacy and arts education and gain a deeper understanding of how to better sustain a healthy arts community.   We’ll take part in community service through partnerships with performing arts organizations such as Portland Center Stage and The Red Door Project and advocacy organizations like The Right Brain Initiative.  Please contact Suzanne Savaria, savaria@pdx.edu for more information.