We advocate for

01

Valuing teaching as a creative act:

artistic and teaching practices are in constant dialogue with one another.

02

Challenging traditional assumptions about what art is and can do:

art is an opportunity for making, questioning, thinking critically, and pushing against the status quo.

03

Artistic process to be valued equally alongside product:

reflection.anda holistic approach that emphasizes discovery through experimentation, mistakes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

04

Art as a form of activism:

teaching is inherently political, classrooms are spaces to address the social issues of our time.  

05

Challenging/
disrupting the hierarchy of the classroom:

teacher and students share power and co-construct knowledge.

06

Critical multicultural education:acknowledge positionality, involve local communities, and provide historical context to avoid misrepresentation, tokenism, and cultural appropriation.

07

Disowning colorblindness:
acknowledge race and

name racism.

08

Classroom spaces centered around love:

love for teaching, love for learning, love for each other, love for ourselves, and love for our planet. 

09

Community building and solidarity among radical artist educators:

actively seeking and developing strong support systems and opportunities to work together for institutional change.

10

Persevering

with hope, imagination,

and openness:

fighting alongside our students, working towards a more just future.