On June 1, I attended Organizing Power: Unions + Art/Nonprofit Workers curated by Jessalyn Aaland. This exhibit and event was a part of YBCA’s Public Square, a full museum experience showcasing the YBCA Fellows’ year long projects through workshops, visual and performance art, dance, music, and more. Organizing Power, along with about half of the exhibits in the Public Square, engaged the central question, “how might we re-imagine political power?” According to Jessalyn, one approach to this question, and the aim of this particular event, was “to give art workers, and all workers, the tools they need to form unions…Read More
How can we make our arts education ecosystem more sustainable for our teaching artists and our organizations?
This is the question we were tackling at our February 1 arts education policy roundtable.Read More
The Teaching Artists Guild has launched a great new tool for arts education, yada, yada, yada - now we’re in a brawl with New York City and we need you all to show up.Read More
On December 7, a group of arts educators and administrators met to discuss how to make our industry more sustainable for teaching artists and the organizations that employ them. We came up with many ideas for how to better recruit and retain teaching artists which our facilitator, Aimee Espiritu, has compiled here.Read More
Our colleagues at the Teaching Artists Guild have launched a new tool for all arts educators. Today, they held a video chat to talk all about the new Teaching Artist Pay Rate Calculator; you can see notes and view the video below.Read More
Who here has noticed a teaching artist shortage?
Everyone raises their hand.
We met for our bi-monthly Arts Education Policy Roundtable meeting on April 7. On our agenda: The teaching artist shortage and advocacy issues. The discussion about the teaching artist shortage had such momentum that we went ahead and spent most of the meeting discussing that. Some of the ideas raised are captured below in three sections:
Teaching Artist Shortage: sharing experiences,
Teaching Artist Shortage: ideas for solutions,