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.
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.
These local and national resources are listed for artists seeking to improve their skills and get more joy from their teaching experience.
Northeast Region Teaching Artist Training Series
For teaching artist interested in deepening your practice and connecting with others in the arts community. This series will introduce inclusive teaching methods. Workshops are held February 3, March 7 (now March 21), April 16, and May 5.
The sessions will focus on:
• accessible practices
• social and emotional student learning
• arts integration
• universal design for learning (UDL)
The curriculum includes hands-on arts exploration as well as time to connect with other teaching artists, community arts leaders, and the instructor. All are taught by VSA Vermont teaching artist Alexandra Turner.