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Teaching Artistry blends creative and educational practice in service of community building, social justice, and inspiring joy. Courtney J. Boddie, Host and Creator, chats with teaching artists and arts educators who are driving professional teaching artistry forward. Courtney and her guests discuss personal journeys, celebrate triumphs and challenges, and advocate fiercely for the arts in all communities.

Teaching Artistry with Courtney J. Boddie Teaching Artistry with Courtney J. Boddie

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Teaching Artistry blends creative and educational practice in service of community building, social justice, and inspiring joy. Courtney J. Boddie, Host and Creator, chats with teaching artists and arts educators who are driving professional teaching artistry forward. Courtney and her guests discuss personal journeys, celebrate triumphs and challenges, and advocate fiercely for the arts in all communities.

    Episode 48, ACT 2: Ashraf Hasham - Justice is the GPS

    Episode 48, ACT 2: Ashraf Hasham - Justice is the GPS

    “Justice is the GPS” continues the feel-good, wellness-focused conversation between Courtney and Ashraf, Youth Arts Manager for the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture. This part of the episode turns the focus to Ashraf's childhood, his journey from Pakistan to the United States as a baby and his personal trajectory with an emphasis on his discovery of the arts. In the episode, Courtney and Ashraf consider the questions: What does justice mean in the context of the arts world? How can we shift systemic and personal patterns and processes so that they lean toward justice and equity? How can we control our environment when we can't control the environment in which you find ourselves? How do you recharge when you lose your magic? How does this poignant two-part episode conclude? Listen and find out!

    • 53 min
    Episode 48, ACT 1: Ashraf Hasham - Justice is the GPS

    Episode 48, ACT 1: Ashraf Hasham - Justice is the GPS

    Episode 48, Act 1: “Justice is the GPS” features a feel-good conversation between Courtney and Ashraf, Youth Arts Manager for the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture. This episode is just what you need right now. It’s all about wellness, self-care and really ruminating in the feelings—all of them—that come up in any given circumstance…you know, like in a pandemic. Our newest episode considers the questions: Where were you when the pandemic began? How did your personal patterns and processes shift? What did you do to control your environment when you couldn’t control the environment around you? In what ways are you helping yourself and how do you recharge when you lose your magic? So, how do Ashraf and Courtney answer these questions? No spoilers! You’ve got to listen to find out!

    • 54 min
    Episode 47: Rachael Jacobs - Collectively Moving Toward Justice

    Episode 47: Rachael Jacobs - Collectively Moving Toward Justice

    Justice—climate justice—and art as a catalyst for real effective change are at the very center of our newest episode, part of the Works Alliance for Arts Education, hosted by Creative Generation. Episode 47, "Collectively Moving Toward Justice," features a powerful conversation with Rachael Jacobs, whose career spans three decades, with her artistry contributing to arts in schools, teacher education, the community arts sector and arts activism. Rachael's current project in Australia, "Chill the Heat," was commissioned by ITAC as part of its ITAC IMPACT: Climate project. In this episode, Rachael speaks about how she chooses to invite artists to become artistic visionaries and take the sharp turn toward justice through art; to work as a collective and tap into new ways of thinking as a way forward—a way to turn creativity into creative justice. Some big questions that come up in this episode are: How can the arts influence conversations around climate justice and change the minds of people in positions of power? How can we finally remove capitalist funding structures from the work of art makers? How can we as artists broaden our thinking as an arts collective in order to exact change? And just what are the answers? You'll have to listen to our newest episode to find out!

    • 59 min
    Episode 46, ACT 2: Tina LaPadula - Warrior Work

    Episode 46, ACT 2: Tina LaPadula - Warrior Work

    In Episode 46, Act 2: "Warrior Work," Courtney continues her conversation, grounded in equitable and responsive practices for Teaching Artists, with Tina LaPadula, a warrior for equitable arts education, co-founder of Seattle-based Arts Corps and current Arts Education Manager at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. In the first half of this two-part episode, the tone was set when Tina admitted that she, like many of us at this moment, is feeling "a little janky...a little raw." After this exchange, Courtney thanked Tina for bringing this truth into the space, opening a door to a very honest, thoughtful conversation. In the second half, Courtney and Tina continue to examine themes of social justice, challenging the status quo, letting go of ego in service of artistry and disrupting oppressive practices by way of high-quality liberatory arts practices and continued learning. This conversation continues to take place at the intersection of creativity, love and justice.

    • 51 min
    Episode 46, ACT 1: Tina LaPadula - Warrior Work

    Episode 46, ACT 1: Tina LaPadula - Warrior Work

    In Episode 46, Act 1: "Warrior Work," Courtney has a very real, very grounded conversation with Tina LaPadula, a warrior for equitable arts education, co-founder of Seattle-based Arts Corps and current Arts Education Manager at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. At the very beginning of the chat, the tone is set when Tina admits that she, like many of us at this moment, is feeling "a little janky...a little raw." After this exchange, Courtney thanks Tina for bringing this truth into the space, opening a door to a very honest, thoughtful conversation. In this episode, Courtney and Tina make their way through a conversation that examines their personal connection to the word "artistry," tackles themes of social justice, challenging the status quo and disrupting oppressive practices by way of high-quality liberatory arts practices. This conversation takes place at the intersection of creativity, love and justice, and you won't want to miss it!

    • 48 min
    Episode 45: Kemy Joseph - Pursuing Authentic Action

    Episode 45: Kemy Joseph - Pursuing Authentic Action

    We're back with a brand new episode and we can't wait for you to hear it. In Episode 45: "Pursuing Authentic Action," Courtney sits down with Kemy Joseph, CEO and Co-Founder of F.E.A.R.S. Advantage, who aims to help purpose-driven business executives leverage equity as a pathway to prosperity to effectively lead their diverse teams through conflicts involving race, politics, and privilege. Together, Courtney and Kemy navigate a thoughtful conversation around the collective traumas of the past year and a half, how that trauma affects the brain's development and the overall effects of the shared experience of being retraumatized (almost daily) without a chance to process and move forward.

    The conversation settles into one about how we as artists can help create environments in which people can slow down, calm down and allow themselves to reset. In this discussion, Kemy notes that, as our anxiety increases, our empathy decreases. Thus, when it comes to creating the right environment(s) needed for DEI work, we must create more empathy and reduce anxiety so that we can better connect with one another. The second half of their conversation takes a dive into Kemy's inciting incident—the moment of rejection and failure that set his journey on its track from conflicted youth to where and who he is now. This portion of the episode asks, "What if rejection is an invitation to love yourself more and a moment to separate your true self from the things you produce and offer to the world?" Well, what if...? Listen to hear all of this fascinating conversation!

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Chris22376 ,

Great podcast for artists and educators!

This is such a great podcast for teaching artists. It’s really nice to hear stories from other people in the field- it makes me feel more connected to what I do! The production quality is really high, and the host and all the guests are so likeable! 10/10 would recommend.

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