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Teaching Artists


Teaching artists bring vast expertise and specialized skills into schools, bridging the classroom and real-world practice. The Arts Council facilitates connections that enrich the state’s arts education landscape by investing in high-quality arts experiences in learning institutions. Supporting the enrichment of teaching artists through professional development is also a Council priority.

School Residencies

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.

Professional Development

These local and national resources are listed for artists seeking to improve their skills and get more joy from their teaching experience.

Teaching Artist Academy and Fellowship Program

This event is produced by the Community Engagement Lab. Hands-on experimentation and individual coaching from leading experts in the field will help selected participants develop tools and skills for advancing the scope and reach of their work in partnership with schools.

Academy sessions are January 13-14 and March 24-25, at Lake Morey Resort. Apply online by November 15.