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Participants in a 2021 TAT Lab online workshop reflect on their experiences of remote teaching and learning. Photo courtesy of TAT Lab.

TAT Lab Core Program

Applications are now open for the 2022-2023 Core Program, with priority given to applications received by October 17.

December 2022-May 2023

Develop your teaching craft with a statewide community of teaching artists and arts educators through the TAT Lab Core Program! In this 6-month program, participants explore learning plan design, learning frameworks, and teaching methods. Faculty and participants seek to create more inclusive and culturally responsive learning spaces for youth. The Core Program focuses on community building, creative thinking, racial justice, and social emotional well-being for both students and educators. Share your expertise and learn alongside peers working in various contexts and artistic disciplines across Washington State.

Annual program applications are open to Washington State arts educators, teaching artists, school-based arts specialists, youth arts providers, and classroom teachers working in all artistic disciplines.

Tuition: $500, see below for scholarship, sponsorship, and R.I.S.E. Award information.

Cohort Model

TAT Lab Core serves as a statewide community of practice. Participants must commit to completing all sessions as well as some independent work. Some sessions will meet as a full cohort (up to 30 participants) and some will meet as subcohorts (7-9 participants). You will be placed in a consistent subcohort for the length of the program.

Core Program Schedule

The 2022-2023 Core Program will be held mostly remote, with one in-person weekend in April. Participants meet for 32 session hours between December 2022-May 31, 2023, with an additional 1-3 hours per month of independent work. Closed captioning is available. Health and safety guidelines will determine if the April in-person weekend is possible, and if not, we will hold all sessions remotely.

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How the Program Works

Tuition, Scholarships & Sponsorships

TAT Lab Core Tuition: $500

Scholarships: financial support is available and may be requested as part of the program application

Sponsor an educator: Arts and education organizations are encouraged to support their teaching artists and educators by covering a portion of TAT Lab tuition. Applicants may reach out to a potential sponsoring organization and ask them to complete this Organizational Sponsorship form. Submitting this form does not obligate an applicant’s organization.

Tuition income and support from our funders help us offer tuition at a significant reduction to actual cost. TAT Lab also strives towards equity and we value participants regardless of their ability to pay.

Teaching Artists R.I.S.E. Award

The Teaching Artists R.I.S.E. (Representation, Inclusion, Service, Education) Award will provide tuition-free spots in the Core Cohort for up to four nominees who represent identity groups historically underrepresented in TAT Lab.

Purpose: Honor and support diverse arts education voices in Washington state. Build a dynamic cohort representative of the state’s population.

Contact us

If you have any questions about the TAT Lab program, please contact: Ann Marie Caldwell, TAT Lab Coordinator, TATLab@PNB.org 206.441.2415

This video features members of the TAT Lab faculty and community discussing a key instructional design concept- a Big Idea. This video explores what makes an effective Big Idea and the value of using one with students. The video features TAT Lab faculty, 2022 cohort participant reflections, a 2nd grade classroom using a Big Idea in their dance class, and an interview with a classroom teacher about the power of a Big Idea for student learning.

Attend an Info Session to learn more about TAT Lab Core Program


Wondering about TAT Lab? Interested in applying? Curious about sponsoring one of the teaching artists in your organization? Ask us anything! These sessions are offered free of charge, and closed captioning is available.


Info Session #1: Friday, October 7, 2022 | 5:30-6:30pm

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Info Session #2: Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 5:30-6:30pm

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