16 episodes

JUST RELEASED - our third education series - "Health Benefits of the Arts for All Community Members." Three leading researchers from George Mason University discuss the latest research on the health benefits of art therapies for students, seniors, Veterans, and physically/mentally disabled patients. This show is a component of our weekly podcast "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" which highlights artists, dancers, directors, dignitaries and everyone in between each week. Follow us on ApplePodcast, AppleMusic, Spotify or GooglePodcast so you don't miss any new series! More info on all our podcast available at www.embracing-arlington-arts.org.

Theater/Arts Management Education Series Podcast Janet Kopenhaver

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JUST RELEASED - our third education series - "Health Benefits of the Arts for All Community Members." Three leading researchers from George Mason University discuss the latest research on the health benefits of art therapies for students, seniors, Veterans, and physically/mentally disabled patients. This show is a component of our weekly podcast "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" which highlights artists, dancers, directors, dignitaries and everyone in between each week. Follow us on ApplePodcast, AppleMusic, Spotify or GooglePodcast so you don't miss any new series! More info on all our podcast available at www.embracing-arlington-arts.org.

    Arts Health Benefits Education Series - Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar

    Arts Health Benefits Education Series - Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar

    Arts Health Benefits Education Series - Episode 3: Dr. Jatin Ambegaonkar, Associate Professor at the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University gives us the updates in the research field on the many benefits of dance and movement therapy for seniors. Overall, dance allows for healthy aging or seniors remaining active members of their community physically, mentally and spiritually. Also learn about recent studies done in the movement therapy field, work that still needs to be done and his overall advice and views with respect to dance and seniors. Very enlightening interview!

    • 34 min
    Arts Health Benefits Education Series - Dr. Niyati Dhokai, GMU

    Arts Health Benefits Education Series - Dr. Niyati Dhokai, GMU

    Arts Health Benefits Education Series - Episode 2: Dr. Niyati Dhokai, the Director of the Veterans and the Arts Initiative Program at George Mason University talks about how effective music therapy is for Veterans returning from active duty, battling PTSD and other injuries, and how their families and children benefit from these sessions. Among some of the benefits achieved are more feelings of relaxation, improved sense of well-being, more effective social interaction skills and the development of a sense of comfort outside the rehab center. Also find out what additional research she is working on and what areas she sees necessitate additional study.

    • 36 min
    Arts Health Benefits Education Series - Dr. Thalia Goldstein, GMU

    Arts Health Benefits Education Series - Dr. Thalia Goldstein, GMU

    Arts Health Benefits Education Series - Episode 1: Dr. Thalia Goldstein from George Mason University's Applied Developmental Psychology  Department, talked about the many studies providing strong evidence on the benefits of being involved in theater and children developing social and emotional understanding and empathy. Also learn how visual arts, music and dance helps children of all ages. Less detention issues, higher school attendance, better grades and test scores, more regulated emotions, being able to express themselves in a healthy way, and better social skills are only some the benefits of theatrical activity for children.

    • 47 min
    Diversity and Cultural Equity Series - EDI Voice Ouida Maedel

    Diversity and Cultural Equity Series - EDI Voice Ouida Maedel

    Ouida Maedel, Theater Specialist at the National Endowment for the Arts packs so much useful and specific advice in this interview. On the topics of creating more diverse Boards to making concrete changes to complement written statements of support, Ouida offers specific and easy actions White American Theaters can take now to start effecting results on the diversity issue. She also offers advice on training and special insight into the role of non-profit organizations in our nation. Reminding listeners that during this pandemic is the perfect time to start strategically planning for more equity, her specific best practices examples provide theater leaders excellent first steps. She states: There is no better time for strategic planning, radical collaboration and bold visioning for the future of the industry.

    • 43 min
    Diversity and Cultural Equity Series - EDI Voice Dr. Monica Almond

    Diversity and Cultural Equity Series - EDI Voice Dr. Monica Almond

    EDI Consultant Dr. Monica Almond, Founder and CEO of The Almond Group, offers valuable and critical advice to non-profit arts organizations on achieving more diversity. From her insight on the pros and cons of training to her guarded views on the term BIPOC to first steps on developing diversity plans, Monica's responses can easily help steer organizations in an effective direction on the equity front. Also learn more about measurable parameters, requirement for White American Theater leaders to go outside your circle and how progress should be evaluated on the diversity front. Every non-profit organization who acknowledges they need to change should listen to this interview.

    • 33 min
    Diversity and Cultural Equity Series - EDI Voice Lisa Richards Toney

    Diversity and Cultural Equity Series - EDI Voice Lisa Richards Toney

    Lisa Richards Toney, President of the Association of Performing Arts Professionals provides such insightful and unique responses to the issue of cultural equity in the theater industry, as well as responds to certain demands made by our BIPOC leaders in this series. Lisa offers several "first steps" for White American Theater leaders to take to start making progress, the importance of BIPOC voices at the decisionmaking table, advice on getting more (and not just one) BIPOC Board members, and how critical it is to offer paid internships to theater students. There is a lot to unpack in this interview. One major point Lisa makes: "We need to make sure out arts organizations are a safe space for BIPOC people and leaders to exist equitably."

    • 42 min

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