Step Up/Step Out: Registration Open

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Step Up/Step Out Professional Development

AUGUST 11-13, 2019

(6:30PM SUN – 4PM TUES)

PORTLAND, OR

LED, FACILITATED, AND ORGANIZED BY:

KAREN YOUNG, MICHELLE FUJII, LINDA UYEHARA HOFFMAN, SARAH AYAKO

This 2-day session immediately following the North American Taiko Conference will focus on developing and elevating the voice and experience of women in the taiko community. In our time together, we will focus largely on building skills needed to enhance and bolster your leadership. In a supportive environment, we will develop your personal vision, identify your unique artistic voice and skills, share workshop design principles, build relationships with each other, and emphasize planning for the future.

Step Up/Step Out Companion
7-month Fellowship Program

JUNE - DECEMBER 2019
Applications accepted on a rolling basis until April 30, 2019.

Application now open.

The Step Up/Step Out Companion Fellowship Program is a new leadership program for committed and growing taiko artists. This immersive 7-month program is designed as a companion to Step Up, Step Out. Facilitated by North American taiko leaders Michelle Fujii and Karen Young, up to 4 fellows will be selected as a cohort and will receive monthly support to discover tools and engage in dialogue in the following:

  • Identify your unique artistic voice/skills

  • Design a community learning project that will impact your local taiko community and the North American taiko community at large

  • Generate your personal artistic statement

  • Connect with peers and mentors to build a stronger, more diverse taiko network