Applications Now Open

for the 2021 Spring Session


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!


See our application and guidelines for a complete overview of the 2020-21 programs. 


"A teacher in search of their own freedom may be the only kind of teacher who can arouse young persons to go in search of their own."

Maxine Greene