PUERTO RICAN INSTITUTE FOR ARTS AND ADVOCACY, INC. (PRIAA)
LYDIA PEREZ, FOUNDER AND CEO

2017 - John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Artist as Educators Seminar
CCX-2017
Creative Community (CCX) Conference, June 8 and 9, 2017
New London, MA

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO ARTS AND CULTURE (NALAC)
 Leadership Institute
NALAC 2015, San Antonio, Texas
July 13-18, 2015

CCX-2015
Creative Community (CCX) Conference, June 2 and 3, 2015
New Hampshire

2014-NALAC-Rhode Island
October 11 and 12

2013-NALAC-New York
The Arts of PlaceMaking Conference 2013

HARTFORD PERFORMS OF THE GREATER HARTFORD ARTS COUNCIL
I Ran two Arts integration Workshop at Hartford Stage, Hartford, CT
August 20-21,2013
Sponsored by Hartford Performs-Greater Hartford Arts Council

The Hartford Performs Arts Integration Conference 2012
I Ran four Arts integration Workshop, August 21-23, 2012
 at Convention Center-Hartford, Connecticut
Sponsored by Hartford Performs-Greater Hartford Arts Council

2010-Teaching Artist Institute
2009-The United States conference of Mayors
2007-Diversity Dialogues

2007-THE BEST INITIATIVE
Youth Worker Certificate Project
28 hours of Youth Development Training
August 17, 2007, Providence, RI

2005-National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc. Annual Policy Conference

2004-NATIONAL HISPANIC LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
2004-OPPORTUNITIES CONFERENCE, 
(Asian Pacific and Hispanic Americans)

2004-Teaching Artist Institute
2001-Congreso Bacardi 
1999- National Puerto Rican Coalition, Inc. Annual Policy Conference,  Un Encuentro entre Familia

Bomba Master and apprentices
Exploration the Puerto Rican Culture Institute,Springfield, Massachusetts
Master, Lydia Perez, from Rhode Island
Year: 2008,2009, 2010
 of Education in Springfield, MA

Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program

Southern Arts Federation
Traditional Artist Technical Assistance Program
American Tradition, Atlanta,Georgia 2000


Traditional Artist Technical Assistance Program
American Tradition, Tampa, Florida, 1999 
Lydia's and two members of Yoruba 2,
 Showcase at Playhouse Theater, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

Southern New England Traditional Arts 
Apprenticeship Program 

Bomba Master and apprentices
Exploration the Puerto Rican Culture Institute,Springfield, Massachusetts
Master, Lydia Perez, from Rhode Island
Year: 2008,2009, 2010
District of Education in Springfield, MA

Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program
 INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH
sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts
Bomba and Plena Music and Dance
Master Lydia Perez, Rhode Island
Apprentice: Maria  Perez Colón, President of Puertorriqueños Unidos,Hartford, CT, Year 2, 1999/2000

Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program
 INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH
sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts
Bomba and Plena Music and Dance
Master Lydia Perez, Rhode Island
Apprentice: Menen Osorio, President of Flecha Festival,New Heaven, CT, Year 1, 1998/99

Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program
 INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH
Advanced Saints Wood Carving 
Master: Carlos Santiago MA 
 Apprentice: Lydia Perez and Yidell Rivera, Jan.-June 2017
 sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts

Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program
 INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH
Saints Wood Carving 
Master: Carlos Santiago MA 
 Apprentice: Lydia Perez and Yidell Rivera, Jan.-June 2016
 sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts

Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program
 INSTITUTE FOR COMMUNITY RESEARCH
Puerto Rican Vejigante Masks
Master: Angel Sánchez. MA
Apprentice: Lydia Perez,RI -2006-2007
 sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts

Rhode Island Council on the Arts 
Apprenticeship program
sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts
BOMBA
 (Southeast of Puerto Rico)
Traditional Folklore Apprenticeship- 2017-2018
Master- Lydia Perez -Rhode Island
Apprentice: Dorothy Rivera

Bomba Dance
Master-  Lydia Perez, Rhode Island
Apprentice: Marian Cruz, Rhode Island 2001

Marimbola Instruments
Master: Lydia Perez, Rhode Island
Apprentice: Yidell Rivera and Dorothy Rivera - 1997

Bomba Drum
Master Lydia Perez, Rhode Island
Chistian Baraona and Jose Barahona  1999

Professional Development History
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Professional Development History

My experience and professional development in different disciplines.
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