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CREATE (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment) is a student-led group that promotes arts-based services. Through CREATE, Berkeley undergraduates teach classes in visual arts, theater, dance, and/or creative writing to meet the enrichment needs of local schools and community organizations. CREATE students are mentored by a teaching artist in their discipline, who advises them on curriculum design and age-appropriate activities. Participating in CREATE is a great way to learn from an experienced educator while having the opportunity to design and teach your own class.



CREATE’s artist educator mentorship is supported by the City of Berkeley’s Civic Arts Grant Program.

Important Dates

CREATE recruits students at the beginning of each semester. Find out more about CREATE here.

Application Apply here!
Application Deadline Saturday, Sept. 4 @ 11:59pm
Interviews Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 7-10
Membership Offers Saturday, Sept. 11
Orientation Monday, Sept. 13 @ 6:30pm-8:30pm
First Meeting Monday, Sept. 20 @ 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Contact Information

For more information, contact or view CREATE’s website.

CREATE student program managers:

Connie Liu and  Tannya Tang

Create teachers

CREATE teachers participating in dance workshop led by guest artist Jill Randall

 Elvira Andrea Morales Molina
“CREATE was my entryway into supporting education in my community. It helped me find my path in social justice work here at Cal.”

Elvira Andrea Morales Molina, Class of 2018, Major in Society and Environment
Hometown: Turbaco, California