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Artist Residencies and Master Classes

Enriching Experiences

Visiting professional artists interact through workshops, lecture-demonstrations, in-school visits, and panel discussions.

Dates and times are subject to change.
Please contact the Education Coordinator at (210) 207-2719 for schedule and reservations.

In addition to performances, the Carver provides opportunities for community members to connect and interact with local and visiting artists from around the world. Whether through artists residencies, master classes, workshops, lectures, in-school performances or other community engagements, these activities depend the relationship between the artist and the community with opportunities for each to grow and learn from one another through creative collaboration.

The Carver Community Cultural Center - Artist Residencies and Master Classes - 2021-2022 Writer-in-Residence: Antoinette F. Winstead

2021-2022 Writer-in-Residence: Antoinette F. Winstead

San Antonio playwright, author, director, actor and educator Antoinette F. Winstead will host a series of community engagement activities, including collaborating with community members in development of two one-act plays and hosting the Carver’s first 24 hour Play Festival during which middle and high school students will write, direct and perform original short plays.

Artist Residency with Andrea Assaf

September 2020 – November 2021

Andrea Assaf is an acclaimed performer, writer and director, as well as founding artistic director of Art2Action, Inc. This residency, which began in September of 2020, is centered around the artist’s original show, Eleven Reflections on September, a multidisciplinary work examining the experiences of Arab and Muslim Americans in the post 9/11 era. As part of the residency, the artist has been hosting a monthly series of online conversations entitled The Reflection Sessions in which she engages other artists in conversation around their practice and work. Following the spring premiere of the critically acclaimed digital film version of Eleven Reflections, Andrea will engage with San Antonians through a series of workshops, auditions and rehearsals to develop a new community devised work reflecting the perspectives of local residents. Eleven Reflections: San Antonio will premiere at the Carver in November 2021.

The Carver Community Cultural Center - Artist Residencies and Master Classes: Artist Residency with Andrea Assaf - Sept. 2020 – Nov. 2021
The Carver Community Cultural Center - Artist Residencies and Master Classes: Artist Residency with Charlotte Blake Alston - February 24-26

Artist Residency with Charlotte Blake Alston

February 24-26, 2022

San Antonio playwright, author, director, actor and educator Antoinette F. Winstead will host a series of community engagement activities, including collaborating with community members in development of two one-act plays and hosting the Carver’s first 24 hour Play Festival during which middle and high school students will write, direct and perform original short plays.

Artist Residency with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance

March 28 – April 2, 2022

Cleo Parker Robinson Dance (CPRD) is a cultural ambassador harnessing the universal language of dance to infuse vitality, innovation and education into every community they touch. Internationally recognized as one of the country’s foremost modern dance companies, CPRD’s repertoire is inspired by the African American experience and rooted in ethnic and modern dance traditions and includes works by some of the most critically acclaimed choreographers in dance. During the week-long residency CPRD will interact with residents of all ages through master classes, workshops and discussions; all culminating in a public performance.

The Carver Community Cultural Center - Artist Residencies and Master Classes: Artist Residency with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance - March 28 – April 2, 2022
The Carver Community Cultural Center - Artist Residencies and Master Classes: Artist Residency with Gabriel Royal - March 17-19, 2022

Artist Residency with Gabriel Royal

March 17-19, 2022

Classically trained singer-songwriter and cellist, Gabriel Royal’s career began busking in the subway stations of New York City. Today, he performs at NYC’s top music venues and to sold-out crowds around the world. Known for his soaring vocals, hum-along melodies, and lush arrangements, Royal has emerged as trailblazing talent with inimitable style and enviable range. Passionate about his art form and education, Royal will visit local schools in addition to performing on the Carver’s mainstage.

Artist Residency with Leah Glenn Dance Theatre and Steve Prince

May 16 – 28, 2022

The two-week residency centers around the performance on Nine: a creative collaboration of choreographer Leah Glenn and visual artist Steve Prince celebrating the lives and legacy of nine brave African American teenager’s history knows as the “Little Rock Nine”. Drawing upon their talents as both artists and educators, Leah Glenn and Steve Prince will explore the intersections of art, social justice and community building through a series of master classes, workshops, lectures and performance in the dance and visual arts.

The Carver Community Cultural Center - Artist Residencies and Master Classes: Artist Residency with Leah Glenn Dance Theatre and Steve Prince - May 16 – 28, 2022