Peforming Arts Workshop

PRESS RELEASE: Streetside Acquisition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 21, 2018 Media Contacts: For Performing Arts Workshop: Laurie Loftus laurie@performingartsworkshop.org For Streetside Stories: Neela Benjamin neela@streetside.org SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.  (Aug. 21, 2018) Performing Arts Workshop, a San...


Thanking Our Artists

By Zoë Bartlett, Administrative Assistant, and Laurie Loftus, Director of Institutional Giving When Gloria Unti started the Workshop in 1965, she did so with one goal in mind: to provide creative outlets to socially and economically disadvantaged youth who were otherwise shut...


Meet New Staff: Allison Thompson

By Zoë Bartlett, Administrative Assistant Allison Thompson, Director of Individual Giving We would like to welcome Allison Thompson, our new Director of Individual Giving! While she entered the scene in the hectic beginning stages of our 2016 Fall Campaign, Allison quickly...


Because You Moved Us: An Update on the Fall Campaign

By Christina Magaña, Development Associate Our Fall Campaign is ending in a week and we have much to report, a TON to be grateful for, and still more to ask. This year’s online fundraising goal of $30,000 is the largest online fundraising goal in Workshop history. We decided...


The Community Circle Heals What Hurts

By Matthew Clark Davison, Chief Artistic Strategist A few months ago, veteran Workshop Teaching Artist and Capoeira Mestre (master) Salê Ramos found out he needed knee surgery. It could not have been good news for him, considering he uses his body to teach Capoeira to hundreds...


What's New

We are excited to announce that as part of Performing Arts Workshop’s new Artist Leadership Training Program, this fall we will begin piloting an internship program in partnership with the University of San Francisco’s Performing Arts and Social Justice Department. Students...


Altar(ed)

The Workshop was founded on the core belief that an artistic education should be viewed as a basic human right and a vital part of developing a compassionate, fair and just society. We sometimes get asked how these social justice values show up in our classrooms. We offer this...


The Power of a Spotlight

By Emily Garvie, Executive Director The excitement of capturing your child's first experience on stage: a priceless moment from our May 20 showcase. Photo credit: Robyn Navarro.  On May 20, families and friends packed the Brava Theater in San Francisco’s Mission District....


Meet Program Manager Adam Levy!

As Performing Arts Workshop’s new Program Manager, Adam Levy manages our school and community site partnerships with the most supreme diligence, which makes sense considering his background. Adam’s a writer and translator, who, together with his wife, just launched a small...


Meet Program Coordinator Priscilla Lopez!

Priscilla Lopez is the Workshop’s new Program Coordinator, and she’s pretty fearless. She schedules our artistic residencies at school or community sites, manages our internal database, and regularly creates reports from our residency data. But what makes Priscilla even more...


THANK YOU FOR CELEBRATING 50 YEARS WITH US!

Thank you to everyone who supported our 50th Anniversary Celebration on November 12, 2015! Together we raised over $67,000 to advance the Workshop’s mission and support high quality arts education programming in schools and community centers. Check out the 50th celebration...


Performing Arts Workshop Announces New Executive Director

San Francisco, California- October 21, 2015- On Wednesday, October 21, Board president Sagar Gupta announced the Workshop's new Executive Director, Emily Garvie! Click here to read the press release!