Now announcing…The 2014 ASTEP Artist as Citizen Conference!

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June 2 – June 6, 2014


The Juilliard School, NYC

The ASTEP Artist as Citizen Conference is a four-day immersive retreat for young leaders in the performing and visual arts who have recognized the power art has to transform communities. The 2014 Conference will draw on ASTEP’s diverse community of supporters, partners and volunteers, as well as on New York City’s incomparable resources, to expose students to professionals in the fields of arts education, applied theater, and social practice art. Application deadline is May 15.*


$300 Participation Fee Includes:

Housing in the Juilliard dorms

NYC MetroCard

Meal Stipend

One Broadway Show

Six Workshops

Three Keynote Speakers

Two Roundtable Discussions

Apply Now!


 *Must be 18-25 years old to apply.
Applications received before May 1 are eligible for scholarship consideration.


Are you interested in our conference but couldn’t make the full four-day immersion work out? Below are three options that might give you an opportunity to participate after all!

1. Full Non-Resident Pass $200
Did you want to commit to the full range of conference activities, but couldn’t stay overnight with us at Juilliard for some reason? The non-resident pass gives you access to all four days of conference activities, from 9 AM to 6 PM, including three wake up sessions, three real talk speakers, six ASTEP workshops, and more. (Housing, meals, and evening entertainments not included.)

2. Single Day Pass $125
Are you leaving town mid-week, or is there one day of conference programming you especially want to take advantage of? A day pass grants you access to all conference activities from 10 AM to 6 PM, and includes all guest artist workshops, real talk sessions, ASTEP workshops, panel and roundtable discussions. (Housing, meals, wake up sessions, and evening entertainments not included.)

3. A La Carte Pass $35
Is there one speaker or event you’ve got your eye on in particular? Though some elements of the conference will remain exclusive to fellows and/or holders of day passes, several of our workshops will be available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. These include: Real Talk Sessions, the Artist Roundtable on June 3rd, the Citizenship Panel Discussion on June 4th, and several others.

Please contact Davinia Troughton, with your inquiries and interest. Just tell her who you are and which pass you’re interested in, and she’ll be happy to register you and arrange payment accordingly.

ASTEP offers leadership seminar.

ASTEP Leadership Seminar 2012

Dates: March 1-2, 2012
Location: Mertz Gilmore Foundation
218 E. 18th Street, 3rd Floor (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue)

The purpose of this seminar is to:

  • Explore the skills and abilities needed to be an effective facilitator and administrator
  • Strengthen ASTEP’s community of individuals and artists who are dedicated to using the arts for social change

Any former ASTEP On-Site-Administrator (OSA), board members, potential future OSA’s, and ASTEP staff members are invited to take part in the workshop. A formal certificate will be presented to each participant at the end of the seminar.

Agenda Day One:
(10-10:30) Welcome and Introduction
(10:30-10:45) Activity
(10:45-12:00) Communication Skills
(12-12:15) Break
(12:15-1:30) Teaching Skills: Reviewing the General Manual
(130-215) Lunch
(2:15-230) Activity
(2:30-3:30) Conflict Mediation Skills
(3:30-4) Reflect and Review
(4-6pm) Break
(6-8pm) Artistic Workshop (Led by Annika Sheaff, a Juilliard alumna and Pilobolus dancer, this workshop will explore movement and how it relates to thinking quickly, group productivity, awareness, trust, and communication. You will learn how to move your body in a new way–no prior dance training required! Get ready to collaborate, open your mind, and have fun!

Agenda Day Two:
(10:10:15) Activity
(10:15-12:15) Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop
(12:15-1) Lunch
(1-2) Group Moderation and 1-on-1 Brainstorming Workshop
(2-2:45) Review the Roles and Responsibilities of the OSA
(2:45-3) Break
(3-4) Review and Reflect: Thoughts to keep in mind
(4-TBD) Break
(TBD) Closing event

Things to Remember:
  • Please review the General and OSA manuals. If you do not have a copy of the manual, please let us know when you sign up for the workshop so we can provide you with one.
  • Please bring your potluck offering
  • Please come ready with movement attire
  • Please bring your own mug for coffee/tea/water
  • If you are running late or have any last minute questions, please contact Abby Gerdts at (603) 479.9971

To sign up, please email Mauricio Salgado at