Teaching Artists

A primary objective of our Arts in Education program is to cultivate the field of professional teaching artists. Two essential ways we do this are through sponsoring the Roster of Teaching Artists and the Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT Lab).

About the Roster of Teaching Artists

The ArtsWA Roster of Teaching Artists is a resource directory of high-quality teaching artists who are especially well suited for working with K-12 public schools. Rostered teaching artists are strong artists, as well as experienced educators, and are able to support classroom teachers by making connections between their art form and the Washington State standards in the arts.

Many of the rostered teaching artists are also skilled in integrating arts concepts with concepts in other subject areas, such as dancing and math, or drawing and literacy. Others have particular skills and interests related to professional development for classroom teachers, or specialize in working with specific student populations.

Please contact the artists directly for availability and more information. Their telephone numbers and website addresses are listed in each artist's profiles, accessed through the links below. For email addresses, view this PDF.

Roster of Teaching Artists

Application Procedure - Roster of Teaching Artists

Teaching artists wishing to be included on the ArtsWA Roster of Teaching Artists must apply through a competitive process. A panel of arts education experts evaluates the applications and makes recommendations for approval to the ArtsWA Board of Commissioners. If you are interested in applying next year, you may prepare by reviewing the application materials below. 

If you are currently listed on the Roster of Teaching Artists, you must complete an Update Form to remain on the roster.

About Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT Lab)

The Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab (TAT Lab) is a professional development program for teaching artists working in all artistic disciplines and in all parts of the state. 

This training is appropriate for experienced professional teaching artists looking to enhance or refresh their work, particularly in the areas of assessment strategies and well-articulated learning plans, as well as newer teaching artists seeking foundational knowledge. Certified K-12 teachers, particularly arts specialists, may also apply to participate in the TAT Lab; clock hours are available. All participants will benefit from the peer learning in a community of committed arts educators.

Read more about TAT Lab and apply.

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