"The depth of planning and hours to make this a purposeful and
quality training was amazing. I cannot say enough about how this
will change my arts education practice." -TAT Lab graduate, 2013
The Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT Lab) is a nationally
recognized 8-month professional development program for teaching artists
working in all artistic disciplines, in all parts of Washington State.
The program focus is on work in K-12 public schools,
and how teaching artists can best support arts learning as part of
The TAT Lab is appropriate for mid-career and experienced teaching
artists looking to enhance or refresh their practice, as well as newer
teaching artists seeking foundational knowledge. An application is
required; the cohort will be limited to 36 participants.
Tuition scholarships are available, as well as travel support for
teaching artists coming from outside the Puget Sound region.
The TAT Lab program includes three in-person training sessions in
Seattle, each of which is 2-3 days long, and a series of six 90-minute
teleconferences. Participants will complete reading assignments, develop
a written learning plan, and receive ongoing
feedback and support from teaching artist peers and a faculty mentor.
"TAT Lab clarified and brought into focus the reasons that I teach
the way I do, and the benefits of teaching artists to education as
a whole. It made me more intentional on why I do what I do, which
in turn, amplifies the rewards." -TAT Lab graduate, 2012
The Washington State TAT Lab is presented by the Washington State
Arts Commission, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and
Seattle Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with the National Endowment
for the Arts, the Seattle Office of Arts
and Culture, 4Culture, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.