Professional Development

Via Arts Professional Development workshops combine our understanding of the arts with your expertise in order to create a truly unique experience. Whether you are an educator, community organizer, or small business, our workshops are customized to enhance creative thinking and teamwork for all involved. These programs offer innovative approaches to artistic skill-building, learning outcomes, and job duties.

We'll craft programs that train your new employees or share techniques aimed at refreshing the practice of career professionals.

kristianna presenting Restorative justice in the classroom as part of RIDES: Beyond Diversity Conference at harvard university

kristianna presenting Restorative justice in the classroom as part of RIDES: Beyond Diversity Conference at harvard university

Our PD offerings include:

  • Arts Integration workshops or residencies

  • Public speaking & communication

  • Ensemble & team building strategies

  • Follow-up visits, emails, video or phone calls

  • Interactive Social Justice & Equity in Education Trainings and Presentations (more about our presentations in Community & Civic Engagement)

Community & Civic Engagement

Our community and civic engagement projects promote connectivity within our community . We collaborate with civic leaders and community members to express their individual and group identities, concerns, and aspirations through the arts while building the capacity for social action and contributing to social transformation and social justice. We believe that through creativity we can break down the silos we find ourselves in, and enhance our individual work through a collective lens.

Projects/Presentations include:

  • Replay: Conflict Resolution Through Theatre

  • Policy Through Play: Connecting the Community to Policy Making

  • Re-Visioning: Divesting from Harmful Systems

  • How To Talk To Kids About Race (Presentation)

  • The Abolition Movement In Farmington, CT: A Community-based play project

  • Changemakers: Social Justice Through Theatre


Program Design, Facilitation, and Consultation

Are you interested in implementing the arts in your community? Have an idea but not sure where to start? Through one on one consultation we will work with you to build, recruit, and implement your idea!

We also offer facilitation and coaching to help you evaluate and shift your organization so you can make sure that your values are reflected, not only in the work you do, but in the practice of that work.

Interested in how we do what we do? Contact us about presentations and public speaking! Our hope is to share our tools with you for the betterment of our community.

If you want to go quickly, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.
— African Proverb

Interested in partnering?
Contact us today!

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