The Teaching Artist Studio

Application Materials: 

The application period for the 23-24 year of Teaching Artist Studio has now closed.

If you have questions, please reach out!


How will participants be chosen?

Participants will be selected using the following criteria:

  • Commitment to working as a teaching artist, (described below). 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, as well as representation from multiple arts organizations, programs and diverse racial and cultural backgrounds.


Who is a Teaching Artist?

In 2009, Eric Booth created a rather appealing definition for the term “teaching artist.” “A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.”

The Kennedy Center expands on this by describing TAs as existing at the intersection of the arts and education, engaged in sustained creative exploration, and working in a variety of environments that serve the needs of local communities

More recently, a 2019 report by Americans for the Arts describes how TAs show up everyday for our communities.



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