Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is a member-driven organization committed to the professionalization and visibility of artists who teach. We are the voice of the teaching artist, communicating the depth and breadth of work that teaching artists provide our educational systems and communities.
What We Do
We work with partners at the regional, state, and national levels to advocate for the work of Teaching Artists and to create systems that will further strengthen the professionalization of our field. One example of this is our Teaching Artist’s Asset Map which is deepening our collective understanding of the field and promoting the valuable and often underrepresented good work being done by Teaching Artists and teaching artistry advocates.
We believe that Teaching Artists have the combination of skill, passion, and experience to bring about small and large scale social change. We honor the work of Teaching Artists by sharing stories of this good work with the broader community. We are currently developing an event/award in recognition of quality in the field of teaching artistry.
Our premiere membership program provides Teaching Artists with the benefits and services you need to do your best work in the world. Membership benefits include discounts to dental care, vision, and alternative health practitioners, financial planning tools, free and low-cost professional events, and discounts to publications, local businesses and cultural institutions. We also maintain an active Job Board and Events Calendar and provide unique members-only professional services.