Who Should Apply?
You should apply for the 2022-23 TA Studio if:
- You work actively in the arts (performing, visual, literary, digital…). Professional or academic study is not a requirement.
- You feel a calling to work with youth in learning environments that are creative and artful.
- You wish for additional strategies to gauge the impact of your teaching work.
- You believe in creating a safe and equitable environment for all students in your classroom and would like to learn more tools in order to do so.
- You want to connect with other Teaching Artists in our community for an exchange of ideas, strategies, and perspectives.
- You can commit to the 2022-23 TA Studio schedule, including attendance of Zoom meetings, completion of homework assignments (about 1-2 hours per week), and peer led cohort meetings as scheduled.
About Our Focus
The TA Studio centers its work in empowering artists to become more fluent in being educators and teachers. The Studio emphasizes building skills in lesson design, facilitation, and assessment; fostering meaningful student relationships; and collaborating effectively with educational partners. This Studio does not focus on teaching artists finding employment nor marketing their work. The TA Studio is not an application to be on the YA Roster.
Our aim is to be a resource for the community of teaching artists around the state. We are not charging tuition for this program, though we do require a commitment to full participation.
How will participants be chosen?
Participants will be selected using the following criteria:
- Commitment to working as a teaching artist, as described here. The length of time as a teaching artist is not as important as a clear passion for working with youth in your medium.
- A clear interest in your professional trajectory and development as a teaching artist.
- A strong desire to work in a collaborative community of learners.
- Ability to attend the entire core course, cohort meetings, and final meeting day.
Attention will be given to identifying a cohort of teaching artists across the region from varied media and experience levels, as well as representation from multiple arts organizations, programs and diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.
If you are an arts/cultural organization and would like a workshop for just your staff of teaching artists, contact us for a consultation.