Saturday, June 24, 2017 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Applications are open to early childhood educators (teaching pre-k-3rd grade). Professionals teaching Black/African American students in East Liberty, Homewood and the Hill District are preferred (however, selection is open to teachers working in other neighborhoods). Black/African American educators are strongly encouraged to apply. Teachers working in any setting including public, private, charter, center-based, or licensed home child care are open to apply. Preference is also for educators with solid knowledge and experience in child development and with experience creating ageappropriate interactive activities. Must be willing to collaborate with Africana artists on activity development.
Africana artists across disciplines, must be open to collaborating with an early childhood educator on activity development;must be willing to present activities to families at all three festivals.
Building on the model of children’s activities offered during the widely popular Harambee II Black Arts Festivals, the P.R.I.D.E. Pop Ups Arts Festivals will consist of indoor and outdoor mini arts festivals that travel to three Pittsburgh communities; Homewood, the Hill District, and East Liberty, in August, September and October 2017.
During the half day festivals, artists will engage children aged 3-8 and their families in developmentally-appropriate interactive arts activities. The project is designed to enable adults to use the activities to teach young African American children about their race and culture and build their positive racial identity.