Guillermo Delgado

Academic Specialist in Community & Socially Engaged Arts

C320F Snyder Hall


Image shows Guillermo Delgado 



MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts, Goddard College
Three-time nominee for the 3 Arts Teaching Artist Award



Guillermo Delgado teaches courses in art, poetry, community engagement, and contemplative practices like yoga, meditation, and walking. In 2014, he began facilitating creative workshops in men’s correctional facilities, including the juvenile detention center in Lansing. In addition to completing a 200-hour yoga teacher training program, he is trained in prison and trauma-informed yoga through The Prison Yoga Project.

As an interdisciplinary artist and educator, he strives to create safe, accessible, and mindful learning opportunities everywhere he goes. Recently he has embarked on a quest to reclaim his maternal language and to dream in Spanish again by reading and writing poetry in Spanish and learning to play Son Jarocho music, a regional folk musical style of Mexican Son from Veracruz.

A very long time ago…

He was a magician, deejay for hire, and bicycle messenger in Chicago.

"I'm not saying art will save you, but as humans, we need hope to survive and thrive," Delgado says. "Art is hope. And hope allows us to imagine something better for ourselves and the world, and art builds bridges between us all."