ChiArts Moves Toward a Trauma-Informed Arts Education Practice

ChiArts is committed to educating, embracing, and caring for every scholar-artist with as much knowledge and compassion as we can provide. We are proud to announce that ChiArts is becoming a trauma-informed school.

This August, we’ve hosted staff development days and formally introduced practices to cultivate a working model for the whole school. ChiArts aims to be an example for arts organizations all over the nation, where compassion is at the forefront of arts education. 

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ChiArts Hosts Second Annual Summer Camps

The building was buzzing with young scholar-artists this summer! Over 100 students from our three summer camps (Exploratory, ChiArts Jr., and Summer Dance Intensive) completed their final showcases this past July. 

The second annual Exploratory Summer Camp was themed ‘People, Places, and Things’ and campers worked on building their creative skills in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts. Our ChiArts Jr. students (6-8th grade) trained five hours each day in the conservatory of their choice! With performances of original songs to acting exercise demonstrations, we’re excited for these young scholar-artists to continue their artistic journeys. In addition to our Friday summer camp showcases, the Summer Dance Intensive performed on July 22 in the ChiArts Auditorium. This summer also marked the inaugural ChiArts Band and Guitar Camps. Check out some of our highlights below!