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Becoming the Arts City We Say We Are

  • Rm 302, SFAC, War Memorial Veterans Building 401 Van Ness Avenue San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

How do we become the arts city we say we are? Does San Francisco and the Bay Area truly fit the vision of an “arts city” template?

Arts leaders seek to create education programs and partnerships that are sustainable and have impact on the community. To make this happen it’s important to have strong models and a healthy ecosystem that includes the organizations, partners, and teaching artists. In this workshop we will discuss the best practices as well as challenges (and solutions) of recruiting, retaining and developing teaching artists; teacher advocacy; and explore how we can collaborate and potentially share resources as organizations.  

We will hear about the TAG teaching artist pay calculator and results from our survey about teaching artist pay and employment structures.

This meeting will continue conversations begun at a policy roundtable meeting on October 6, continued at "That Teaching Artists Life..." on October 25, and will continue at "Strengthening the Arts Education Ecosystem" on December 11.

Awesomeness in San Francisco, mixed media and acrylic on canvas, Todd Berman et al.

Awesomeness in San Francisco, mixed media and acrylic on canvas, Todd Berman et al.