The Creative Pulse podcast

Ep 14: James Miles - Revolutionary Arts Educator

October 21, 2020 Angela de Burger
The Creative Pulse podcast
Ep 14: James Miles - Revolutionary Arts Educator
Show Notes

James Miles is dedicated to revolutionizing arts education. He focuses on igniting the creative power of young people through culturally engaging learning experiences. After starting his professional life as an actor, he soon found himself drawn to the education side of the arts.

Since finding his passion two decades ago he has served as the Director of Education at the Urban Arts Partnership in New York City, where he created the Fresh Education program that used original hip hop music and theatre to boost academic success. He’s taught theater and education as a professor at New York University as well as facilitated workshops and designed curriculum for numerous theatre organizations.

Today, he continues to contribute to the growth and development of young people as the Executive Director of Arts Corps, a nationally recognized youth arts education organization. He’s also a member of the Advisory Board for SXSW EDU (South by Southwest EDU), and is a mayoral appointee to the Seattle Arts Commission.

On this episode, host Angela de Burger chats with James about why the arts reach people on such a personal level, how arts education needs to be taught in the way that youth learn best, and how we can support youth so they can find their voices and creatively lead transformation.

Say hi to James:
  Instagram: @fresh_professor
  Arts Corps website:
  Arts Corps Instagram: @artscorps

Show mentions and people who inspire James:
     - People who inspire: The Roots, Questlove, Black Thought
     - TEDx Seattle Talk: Why education needs hip hop

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