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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.
 
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Hello, PODience! We’re back with Act 2 of Episode 59: “Divine Self Development.”“Everybody’s story is so different,” says Courtney to our newest featured guest, Aminisha Ferdinand. In the first part of this two-episode arc, we posed the essential questions: What ignites something in you that must be expressed through art that cannot be expressed th…
 
Hello, PODience! We’ve got a wonderful new two-act episode arc for you to kick off our sixth season! Episode 59: “Divine Self Development” features Aminisha Ferdinand.What ignites something in you that must be expressed through art that cannot be expressed through words? Where do you fit on the spectrum of artistry? These are the essential question…
 
In the second installment of this two-episode arc, Courtney continues her conversation with Alex Santiago-Jirau. This thought-provoking chat is driven by the essential questions: How can theater be of service to the community? How can theater hold value beyond production and how can we create experiences that are not transactional? Alex dives even …
 
Hello, PODience! We’ve got a great new two-act episode arc for you! Episode 58: “Processing the Collective Scars” features New York Theater Workshop Director of Education, Alex Santiago-Jirau.Their conversation begins with connecting around the missions and multi-faceted approaches of both New York Theatre Workshop and New Victory Theater. The real…
 
We are back with Act 2 of Episode 57: “Arts, Essence…Us,” featuring activist, storyteller and educator Miko Lee, Director of Programs at Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE).As in Act 1, Courtney’s chat with Miko remains at the intersection of arts and social justice. This conversation holds fast to the tone of the first half of th…
 
Hey, PODience! We’re excited to share our newest episode with you. Episode 57: “Arts, Essence…Us” is a thoughtfully passionate conversation featuring activist, storyteller and educator Miko Lee, Director of Programs at Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE).The setting of Courtney’s chat with Miko is at the intersection of arts and s…
 
What is it that drives you? What is the impact you want to have on the world? Those are the questions that are central to the heart of the conversation featured in the second part of our episode featuring James C. Horton.In Act 2 of Episode 56: “Arm Yourself with Hope,” Courtney and James’s conversation segues from the meaning of family and finding…
 
Hey, PODience! We’ve got a brand new episode for you and you won’t want to miss it. Episode 56: “Arm Yourself with Hope” is a thoughtful, and in some aspects spiritual conversation with James C. Horton, the newly-appointed President of Harlem School of the Arts in New York City.At the top of Courtney’s chat with James, a self-proclaimed "analog dud…
 
Hey, PODience! We’re back with Act 2 of our newest episode.This thoughtful conclusion of Episode 55: “Calling in Your ‘Why’,” features a deeper chat between Courtney and Shanna Melton, a poet and visual artist.Their discussion dives a bit deeper into what it means to grieve as humans, artists and learners, to lose oneself in trauma and to find ones…
 
Greetings, TA PODience! We’ve got a brand new two-episode arc for you!Act 1 of Episode 55: “Calling in Your ‘Why’,” features an introspective chat between Courtney and Shanna Melton, a poet and visual artist.Courtney’s conversation with Shanna, who believes in the power of being selective about where, when and how we leave our artistic imprints and…
 
Hey, PODience! What are you saying "yes" to right now? What obstacles are standing in your way that you are willing to knock over in order to do and feel something new? These are just a few questions that pervade the second part of our two-episode arc featuring Melissa Parke. In Act 2 of Episode 54: "Walk in Truth," Melissa talks a bit more about h…
 
Hello, TA PODience. We hope you’re staying safe, healthy and cool during these extremely hot days. We’re back with a brand new episode that we think you’re going to love!What drives you creatively and personally? Can you name it or are you still trying to place it? These questions, and so many more, fuel this two-episode arc. Episode 54: “Walk In T…
 
Hey, TA PODience! Teaching Artistry podcast is made up of a team of humans that have many identities including LGBTQ+, Black, Jewish, and more. We acknowledge the Supreme Court’s ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade. We are reaffirming our commitment to continue to uplifting and amplifying BIPOC women and other humans who do remarkable work in our field …
 
Hello, TA PODience. We are back with a brand new episode!In this two-episode arc, Episode 53: “Passing the Baton,” Courtney chats with Margie Johnson Reese, an educator and life-long advocate for children and the arts. She has over 40 years’ experience in the field of arts administration, including heading a local arts agencies in Dallas and Los An…
 
Hello, TA PODience. When we posted Act 1 of Episode 52, we noted that we realize that there is a lot going on in the world and want to acknowledge the continued shared traumas we’re experiencing here and globally. Unfortunately, the same sentiment remains true as we post the second half of this two-part discussion. We truly hope that your takeaway …
 
Hello, TA PODience. We realize that there is a lot going on in the world and want to acknowledge the continued shared traumas we’re experiencing here and globally. We hope that our newest episode, which is centered around the themes of creativity, self-expression and living one’s truth will bring some much-needed hope and joy into your spaces.In ou…
 
We are back with the second part of Episode 51: “Name, Listen, Witness,” in which Courtney continues her conversation with Rabab Ghazoul, a “socially-engaged visual artist whose work explores points of contact between systems of power and individual agency, voices that are yet to speak, spaces of in-between-ness, and the body politic.” Rabab speaks…
 
Greetings, TA PODience! We are back with an incredible two-part episode. In Episode 51: “Name, Listen, Witness,” Courtney speaks with the inspiring Rabab Ghazoul. This amazing human identifies artistically as a “socially-engaged visual artist whose work explores points of contact between systems of power and individual agency, voices that are yet t…
 
Hello, PODience. If you haven’t heard, we’ve hit a big milestone for our podcast and for our team: we’ve just reached our 50th episode and we’re so excited to share Act 2 of that episode with you! Precious Blake, a guest with heart and a focus on community and togetherness through art and interpersonal connection, is featured in Episode 50: “Speed …
 
Hello, PODience. This is a big milestone for our podcast and for our team: we’ve just reached our 50th episode and we’re so excited to share it with you! Precious Blake, a guest with heart and a focus on community and togetherness through art and interpersonal connection, is featured in Episode 50: “Speed of Trust.” A visual journalist and archivis…
 
Hello, PODience! We're back with Episode 49, Act 2: "Reframe Around Repair," featuring Mauricio Salgado. Our guest plays many roles and holds myriad positions as an artist and changemaker and, as he says, is in pursuit of justice and healing through a decolonial framework—seeing, naming and analyzing power structures in order to upset the intrinsic…
 
Hello, PODience! We have a brand new episode and we can't wait for you to hear it. We are gushing over our newest guest, Mauricio Salgado, featured in Episode 49: Reframe Around Repair. Salgado, who plays many roles and holds myriad positions as an artist and changemaker, notes that he is in pursuit of justice and healing through a decolonial frame…
 
“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 d…
 
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 kn…
 
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 artistr…
 
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-p…
 
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 m…
 
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 conflict…
 
We're back with the second part of Episode 44: "Oxygen in the Bloodstream." If you listened to Act 1, you'll know that this episode features a truly thoughtful conversation between Courtney and Dennie Palmer Wolf, a researcher with cross-disciplinary consulting firm, WolfBrown. If Act 1 focused on teaching artists and advocacy for the field of arts…
 
We've got an incredibly special and thoughtful episode of the podcast for you this week. Episode 44, Act 1: "Oxygen in the Bloodstream," features an insightful conversation between Courtney and Dennie Palmer Wolf, a researcher with WolfBrown, a cross-disciplinary consulting firm that believes "every human being has a unique creative voice of intrin…
 
In Episode 43, Act 2: "Tears on the Drum," we delve deeper into Kwame's past. In doing so, Kwame offers two wise thoughts that really set the tone for this conversation: "Your wounds are your blessings" and "If you can't change the wind, adjust the sail." This leads to a powerful conversation about Kwame's childhood, the trauma he experienced as a …
 
This episode begins with a brief conversation with returning guest Quanice Floyd, who you may remember from our episode "Shaking Foundations for a New Paradigm." This time around, she's back to talk about her brand new podcast, "Black Arts Admin Bitch," a title she came to in order to embrace the b-word, reclaim it, turn it into a positive and be p…
 
What is happening in the world around us? What is affecting us socially and politically? What does justice look like? These are just a few of the big questions that frame the inspiring conversation between Courtney and Asian-American choreographer, dancer and dance educator Nai-Ni Chen in Episode 42: "Building and Strengthening Bridges." In their c…
 
As educators, how do we decenter our ego? How do we decenter our authority? How do we give up the practice of regurgitating information to our students, demanding of them our definition of "success," and, instead, ally and co-conspire with them? These are the essential questions that frame Episode 41: "Dear Reader: In Solidarity, Felicia," featurin…
 
"Kids have a lot of teachers. They don't have a lot of artists in their lives." That quote, taken directly from this week's episode, frames the second part of Courtney's conversation with Russell Granet—New 42’s President and CEO! In Act 2 of Episode 40: “Striving Toward Belonging,” Courtney and Russell take a deeper dive into Russell's historical …
 
Courtney talks with Russell Granet, New 42’s President and CEO, about his journey from childhood class clown, to artist, to teaching artist, to his current role as arts administrator. Russell’s time as a teaching artist, over 30 years ago, is of particular significance in this discussion, and his career, as this is the point during which he saw the…
 
In this episode, we feature a deep discussion, from the video series, "We Can't Go Back", between panelists Toya Lillard, Robyne Walker Murphy and Durell Cooper, around a number of topics including: saviorism in arts education; relinquishing power so that younger Black practitioners can step up; and holding arts organizations accountable so that an…
 
First, Courtney sits down for a convo with Step Afrika! founder, C. Brian Williams. How can predominantly white institutions (PWIs) better respond to and dismantle their own oppressive practices in order to rebuild their infrastructure? Well, that's one question and one approach. But Williams thinks he has a better idea and call to action: cultivat…
 
Hey, listeners! It’s our last episode of 2020 and, unlike the majority of this turbulent year, this episode is fire! The overarching question of this episode, which features both Khalia Davis and Quanice Floyd, is: “What does a liberated and racially just world look like?” And how do our guests answer this question? Well, you'll have to listen to E…
 
Courtney speaks with Alaina Newell, creator of the podcast "The Fourth Wall," as part of the video series “We Can’t Go Back.” In this insightful episode, Courtney and Alaina discuss Newell's podcast and its inception, and they confront the contradiction of theatrical safe spaces (and its severe lack of brave spaces). Candidly, Alaina admits that sh…
 
This episode opens with a discussion with our partners at Creative Generation's Jeff Poulin (Managing Director) and André Solomon (Community Engagement Specialist). An introduction to the podcast's video series, "We Can't Go Back," their dynamic discussion is around systemic racism and anti-racist practices within the fields of arts and arts educat…
 
What's in the empty space between the lines? That's just one very meta-question that is asked in the continued conversation between Courtney and artist-educator Daniel Levy, author of the book, "A Teaching Artist's Companion." Their discussion becomes less of a linear journey from child to grown-up artist, and more of an exercise in examining one's…
 
What's in the empty space between the lines? That's just one very meta-question that is asked in this thoughtful exchange between Courtney and artist-educator Daniel Levy, author of the book, "A Teaching Artist's Companion." Their discussion becomes less of a linear journey from child to grown-up artist, and more of an exercise in examining one's a…
 
Race, racism, prejudice and privilege. These are all issues that, on a global scale, seem to be digging furiously upward through layers of historical ignorance and dissension, and into all aspects of our collective discourse. These are also all themes in our brand new two-part series, featuring dramaturg, writer, actor, director and teaching artist…
 
Race, racism, prejudice and privilege. These are all issues that, on a global scale, seem to be digging furiously upward through layers of historical ignorance and dissension, and into all aspects of our collective discourse. These are also all themes in our brand new two-part series, featuring dramaturg, writer, actor, director and teaching artist…
 
What do "Orange Is the New Black," Depeche Mode, Buddha and dance have in common? Our newest guest, Lucy Wallace! This remarkable woman is the founder of Dance to be Free, an organization that aims to radically impact the lives of incarcerated women through the healing power of dance. In this fascinating discussion, Lucy talks to Courtney about her…
 
Where are you? How are you feeling? How are you reacting to this moment? These are the questions that launch this episode's dynamic discussion around systemic racism and anti-racist practices within the fields of arts and arts education. On Thursday, July 16, 2020, TYA/USA* hosted "Centering Black Leadership in TYA," a virtual town hall with Black …
 
Courtney sits down with Rachel Watts, an artist and arts educator committed to advocating for and creating equitable arts programming for young people. She is also the artistic mind behind the #ArtsAreEssential campaign. In their discussion, Rachel, born in Ghana and raised in Trinidad, talks about her experiences at Carnival—a cultural celebration…
 
The world around us is in upheaval. It's changing rapidly. We are changing. Meteoric shifts are taking place. We are witnessing not a moment in time, but a movement. We believe this movement, this rebellion, is sure to change the course of humanity. We must lead with purpose, speak with intention and lift up our fellow human beings to their highest…
 
The second act of Courtney's conversation with Dale Davis begins with more dialogue between Courtney and a plethora of her friends and colleagues in the arts world to chat about what they've been up to since the COVID-19 pandemic began. She asks questions like: How do you identify as an artist? What kind of art are you making right now? What innova…
 
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