WHAT IS THE TEACHING ARTIST PROJECT?
Teaching Artist Project is a collective of diversely experienced arts educators training emerging and working teaching artists who are looking for a supportive community to engage in a self-reflective, justice-oriented learning practice in service of their teaching. The program entails a rigorous, 8-month curriculum, rich in social justice-based pedagogy that also provides supervised on-the-job experience.
The program is a division of Community-Word Project (CWP), a New York City based 501(c)(3) arts-in-education organization that inspires children in underserved communities to read, interpret, and respond to their world and to become active citizens through collaborative arts residencies and teacher training programs. Formerly known as the Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program (TATIP), Teaching Artist Project was the first of its kind and remains today the only comprehensive training program for working Teaching Artists. Teaching Artist Project alums have gone on to serve over 250,000 students throughout the world.
Through the 8-month long Teaching Artist Project training, participants will:
- Expand teaching through experiential, inquiry and reflection processes
Investigate social justice education, pedagogies and philosophies
Explore creative processes and critical thinking
Implement strategies for classroom management
Acquire and utilize teaching methods for multiple learning types and levels
Create collaborative arts lessons
Build community with artists, teachers and organizations across New York City
And much more!
TAP is shifting its format - responding to the shift in how we gather and the needs of our Teaching Artists Community. Our program will now run from October 2022 to May 2023, in a hybrid format. Some of our community building focused sessions will be in person, live streamed for participants outside of NYC. The remainder of our sessions will be virtual on Zoom. Internships in NYC public schools* will be in person while Fieldwork sessions will be a mix of in person and virtual. Participants outside of NYC will still be able to fully engage in the program, although their participation in the Internship and Fieldwork component will take a different form.
The focus of each session is “what is teaching artistry now?”. This includes, but is not limited to, workshops on virtual learning, power & privilege, facilitation, career development, and internships focused on applicable classroom skills, building a portfolio of work, administrative skills and experience. We will have information about future summer and fall programming available soon.