Washington State Arts Commission
Early bird application deadline (price discount): 6/12/2017
Regular application deadline: 7/12/2017
The WASHINGTON STATE TEACHING ARTIST TRAINING LAB is a seven-month professional development program for teaching artists working in all artistic disciplines and in all regions across Washington State. It is a collaborative effort of the Washington State Arts Commission and Seattle Children’s Theatre, along with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, and Pacific Northwest Ballet.
TAT Lab focuses on arts education in K-12 public schools, working to ensure all students receive high quality arts instruction. Apply by June 12th for our Early Bird Discount, or by July 12th for the regular tuition fee. Financial Aid is available, and Teaching Artists from outside King County qualify for lodging and travel reimbursement. TAT Lab seeks a cohort with geographic, gender, racial/ethnic, and artistic diversity; teaching artists outside the Puget Sound region and teaching artists of color are encouraged to apply.
TAT Lab is designed to fit your schedule and lifestyle. The program runs September 2017 to March 2018 and includes:
- Three in-person training sessions lasting 2-3 days in Seattle
- Monthly teleconferences facilitated by a teaching artist mentor
- Ongoing, individualized support from mentors and peers
- Application of 21st Century Skills and Habits of Mind in the Arts
- Focus on Instructional Design
- Social Justice in Education
- Local and National Connections