For nearly four decades, the students, faculty, and graduates of the Tamalpa Institute have brought the healing power of creative expression to underserved communities throughout the world. Thanks to the generosity of donations, the Tamalpa ArtCorps makes this possible in three important ways.


This scholarship programme provides funding for qualified students to attend Level 1 and Level 2 of the professional training programme at the Tamalpa Institute, CA. Those who have experience working in community-service and social-justice arenas, and who come from traditionally underrepresented groups, are eligible to apply.


The Tamalpa ArtCorps provides the necessary funding for art supplies and other training materials to bring the Tamalpa Life/Art Process® into places where such supplies are simply out of financial reach.


All students in Level 3 of the professional training programme are required to participate in the Tamalpa ArtCorps. In consultation with the faculty, each student develops a project proposal to serve a group or community in need.

The Tamalpa ArtCorps helps bring this important work into jails, hospitals, homeless shelters and community centres internationally. Here are just a few of the successful programmes that have been offered.

  • “New Ways of Moving” – A program for incarcerated women in San Francisco, California.
  • “Body Portraits” – A workshop series for Latin American immigrants in Oakland and San Francisco, California.
  • “Bodying Home” – A workshop for the homeless population in San Antonio, Texas.
  • “Stories and Portraits” – A weekly art program in one of the largest slums in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • “Planetary Dance” – An event with schoolchildren in Oakland, California.
  • “Dancing for Peace” – A program for youth leaders in Luanda, Angola.
  • “Dances of Unconditional Love: Building a Sacred Relationship”– A workshop series for mothers of newborn babies with vulnerable health conditions in Bogota, Colombia.

Tamalpa Institute ArtCorps Scholars 2020

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