BuildaBridge International - Institute for Arts in Transformation

BuildaBridge International - Philadelphia; Germantown

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General Information
Description of ServiceBuildaBridge Institute is a research and training institute designed to prepare artists, social service professionals, community and congregational leaders, youth workers and non profit organization personnel to integrate the arts effectively in education and community development. BuildaBridge Institute embraces the power of the arts in community outreach by teaching arts based tools for healing and empowerment, and efficient ways to implement them, to better serve those in need.

The Institute is offered in an annual five-day residency at Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania; however, a similar program is offered abroad through BuildaBridge's International department.

Courses, divided in two simultaneous tracks, are offered in 1.5 to 2.5 hour blocks throughout the day, where participants learn foundational theory, arts education, arts management, applied arts methods and art skills. First time participants attend first track courses, while second time participants attend second track courses, as follows:

Foundations for Arts in Transformation (Track 1)
Arts and Spiritual Development (Track 1)
Arts, Creativity and Human Development (Track 1)
Arts in Education (Track 1)
Organization for Community Arts featuring collaborative work and fund-raising (Track1)
Money News Network, a drama-based training program on financial management will be presented (Track 1)
Arts in Healing (Track 2)
Arts in Social Services (Track 2)
Leadership Practicum (Track 2)
Skills Development Workshops in: different art mediums (e.g. transformational drama, drumming, dance, visual arts etc.) and cross-cultural skills for community and overseas service (Track 1 and Track 2)
Methods Lab Practicum where students and participants observe and assist a lead teacher in a direct arts service program with youth/seniors in a local homeless shelter (Track 1 and Track 2)
Returning participants will also have the option to attend a third track (new) of course offerings on Emergency Art Relief on June 4-6, featuring CPR, First Aid, and Cross-Cultural Skills for Overseas Service. More information is forthcoming.
Geographical AreaCounties: Philadelphia; States: PA; Countries: USA
Intake ProcedureFor additional information, please call 215-842-0428 or visit our website at
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsNot Available
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1 205 West Tulpehocken Street
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 2
Physical Site City, State, Zip Philadelphia, PA 19144
Mailing Address 2 SUITE 2
Mailing City, State, Zip PHILADELPHIA, PA 19144
Main Phone 215-842-0428
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: BuildaBridge International
Affiliated Program: BuildaBridge International - Philadelphia; Germantown
This Service: BuildaBridge International - Institute for Arts in Transformation
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Arts Appreciation (PL-7400.0700)
Arts/Humanities Councils (TD-1400.0400)
Arts/Humanities Issues (YZ-0500)
Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction (PL-7400)
Schools of the Arts (HD-6000.8000)