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Teaching Artists

Collaborating with a professional artist in a classroom engages students, fosters creativity, and improves student learning.

Teaching Artist Roster

Artists on the Council’s Teaching Artist Roster are professionals with extensive experience in education. Their school residencies can be funded through the Council's Artists in Schools Grants which provide arts experiences for students and professional development for teachers of all disciplines who are interested in teaching through the arts.

Additions to the roster are made through an application process conducted every other year. Candidates are evaluated on artistic excellence, teaching ability, and communication and collaborative planning skills.

Professional Development Opportunity

Each fall, the Integrated Arts Academy, in partnership with VSA Vermont, the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington City Arts, and the Vermont Arts Council offers Arts Connect — a semester-long professional development opportunity for any teaching artist to learn more about arts integration, universal design, and classroom collaboration. Teaching artists from across the state are encouraged to apply.

Program participants who complete the course receive three graduate-level credits through Saint Michael’s College and a stipend to cover tuition costs. Arts Connect 2016 took place during St. Michael's College fall semester.