Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Calling all Teaching Artists in Washington State!




July 10, 2013

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Calling all Teaching Artists in Washington State!
 
Applications are now being accepted for the third cohort of the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab - application deadline is July 24.
 
"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 basic education.
 
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.
 
For more information and application instructions, please click here, or contact Lisa Jaret at lisa.jaret@arts.wa.gov.
 
Arts Organization Program Managers and Education Directors:
If your organization hires teaching artists, please spread the word about TAT Lab, and consider investing in your work with full or partial sponsorship for one of your teaching artists.  Click here for an organizational sponsorship form. 
 
"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.