Arts as Activism – Workshops

Artist: Summer Dawn

Type: Workshops / Residencies

Program Availability: In-Person, Virtual

  • Poetry as Activism Workshops - Summer Dawn
  • Poetry as Activism Workshops - Summer Dawn
  • Poetry as Activism Workshops - Summer Dawn
  • Poetry as Activism Workshops - Summer Dawn


Arts as Activism is an introduction to the art and techniques of activist art. Participants will begin by exploring a social issue or cause they care about, then create and perform artwork inspired by that topic. They may create poems, protest signs or even dance! Writing techniques, literary devices, and historical events will illuminate opportunities for participants to connect to their own lived experiences and passion. This creative process can be used by participants to help them better understand the social issues impacting people of other identities around them. SEL core competencies of perspective taking, empathy, respecting diversity, understanding societal norms and recognizing community supports will be central to the creative process, while also laying foundations for responsible decision making and relationship skills.

Program options:

In-person • Virtual (Live Streaming)

Please fill out this inquiry form or call 866-500-9265 for more information. (Virtual programs are not charged a travel fee.)

Price & Info


Workshop Cost per Day: $600

Additional Fees: In-Person Program Travel Fee - $95 per day; Virtual Program Technology Fee - $45; (On-Demand programs are not charged travel or tech fees)


Audience Limit: 25

Program Length: 45

Workshop Minimum # of Days: 2

Appropriate For Grade(s): 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th



Asian Pacific-American Heritage Month

Character Education Month

End of Year Celebration

I Love to Read Month

National Arts & Humanities Month

National Arts in Education Week

National Bullying Prevention Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Poetry Month

Reading/Poetry Month

Universal Human Rights Month

Women’s History Month

Youth Arts Month

Curriculum Connections

Curriculum Connections

English Language Arts


Technical Requirements

Needs a Smart board or projector in the room. Is it hooked up to an existing school computer that the artist will be able to log into or Should she bring her computer to connect it to the board/projector? What inputs (HDMI?) does the projector use?