Our Amazing Quarterly Magazine Associates!

We at Teaching Artists Guild are very grateful to have two fantastic volunteers who dedicate their time to making the Quarterly Magazine happen. They have been dilligently working behind the scenes since Issue 08, and we thought it was about time you were properly introduced to them! We asked them to write a bit about themselves, their background, and what …

The Good Fight

In times of trouble, the arts stick together. Opening my inbox this week I see a growing number of appeals from everyone from Americans for the Arts and Opera America to small local arts education providers, encouraging their members and audiences to act in defense of the NEA. A report released this week said cuts were being considered by the …

2017

OK, artists. Let’s get to work. 2017 has dawned, and it is time to get down to it. We need to organize. In 2017, Teaching Artists Guild will build a map and database of where teaching artists are working in the state of CA. We will use this information to illuminate equity (or it’s lack) in our systems: whether the …

Now More Than Ever

I’ve been hearing this phrase lampooned recently. “Now more than ever.” The pseudo-exasperation commences: if I have to read that one more time on somebody’s website or giving campaign materials….gah! Is it trite? Certainly overused. True, true. But the laugh-cry, the bitter pill, is that this statement feels so resonantly true, with each passing day of more astonishing public statements …

December and me and you

Happy Holidays, everybody! In December, we are running our first ever annual giving campaign and we’ll be publishing the Winter ‘16/17 issue of our favorite online magazine, the TAG Quarterly! We’ve got a free e-book to give away to those who donate to the campaign, and 4 reasons in 4 weeks to support TAG. It’s like an advent calendar, if …

Your new go-to space for teaching artistry + social justice!

Teaching Artists create incredible results in their communities, despite the massive challenges they have to overcome in their work everyday. Even if they aren’t being underpaid or underemployed, they have to figure out how to survive without benefits, employer-sponsored retirement plans, or employer supported professional development. Yet, despite all of these challenges, there are around 93,000 teaching artists across the …

An Artist's Philosophy…

Were you at the Theatre Bay Area conference on Monday in Berkeley, CA? You know it’s for theater people when the conference is on a Monday! NEA, Theatre Communications Group, sessions on balancing life in the theater with caretaking small children or aging parents, a funding panel, excerpts from award-winning plays…yes! #TBAcon16 had it all. Including TAG! My good friend, …

The most comprehensive list of Teaching Artist training and professional development opportunities ever published!

Training Programs. Heads up. Resource!  Last week we premiered what our Membership Director, Kenny, dubbed “The Big List”, a list of over 60 training or professional development programs available to teaching artists in the United States. Like we say on the webpage, this isn’t exhaustive; we know there are many more out there, and we’d like to see them all …