THE INTERSECTION OF CULTURE, IDENTITY, EQUITY, AND ART: HeArtwork Collective.
Daemond Arrindell is a poet, performer, and teaching artist. He has performed in venues across the country and has been repeatedly commissioned by both Seattle and Bellevue Arts Museums. He was a 2014 VONA Voices Writers’ workshop fellow and is the newest faculty member of TAT Lab-the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab.
Tina LaPadula is an east coast transplant and warrior for equitable art making and learning opportunities. For more than 15 years she has poured most of her creative energy into Arts Corps, the award winning arts and social justice nonprofit she helped found. These days she primarily serves as a consultant, facilitating workshops on racial equity and the arts for the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Public Schools, cultural organizations and, national conferences. Tina supports the growth and development of teaching artists locally and nationally, most notably as the founder of the Seattle Teaching Artist Network, as a coach for the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab, and as the former chair of the Association of Teaching Artists.