ARTCORPS

  • Tamalpa Institute Artcorps
  • Tamalpa Institute Artcorps
  • Tamalpa Institute Artcorps
  • Tamalpa Institute Artcorps
  • Tamalpa Institute Artcorps

TAMALPA ARTCORPS

LIFE AND ART FOR SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION

For nearly four decades, the students, faculty, and graduates of the Tamalpa Institute have brought the healing power of creative expression to underserved communities throughout the world. Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, the Tamalpa ArtCorps makes this possible in three important ways.

TAMALPA ARTCORPS SCHOLARSHIPS

This scholarship program provides funding for qualified students to attend Level 1 and Level 2 of our professional training program. Those who have a special interest in the community-service and social-justice arenas, or who come from traditionally underrepresented groups, are eligible to apply.

COMMUNITY GRANTS

The Tamalpa ArtCorps provides the necessary funding for art supplies and other training materials to bring the Tamalpa Life/Art Process into places where such supplies are simply out of financial reach.

LEVEL 3 GRADUATION REQUIREMENT

All students in Level 3 of our professional training program are required to participate in the Tamalpa ArtCorps. In consultation with the faculty, each student develops a project proposal to serve a group or community in need.


The Tamalpa ArtCorps helps bring this important work into jails, hospitals, homeless shelters and community centers internationally. Here are just a few of the successful programs that have been offered.

  • “New Ways of Moving” – A program for incarcerated women in San Francisco, California.
  • “Body Portraits” – A workshop series for Latin American immigrants in Oakland and San Francisco, California.
  • “Bodying Home” – A workshop for the homeless population in San Antonio, Texas.
  • “Stories and Portraits” – A weekly art program in one of the largest slums in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • “Planetary Dance” – An event with schoolchildren in Oakland, California.
  • “Dancing for Peace” – A program for youth leaders in Luanda, Angola.
  • “Dances of Unconditional Love: Building a Sacred Relationship”– A workshop series for mothers of newborn babies with vulnerable health conditions in Bogota, Colombia.

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