The Teaching Artists Connect Mentorship Program:

  • The Teaching Artists Connect Mentorship Program is an in-depth, multi-session, professional development program that supports teaching artists at the beginning of their careers and those entering the field.

  • Participants expand their teaching skills, learn from teaching artist experts, and understand how to work with a variety of diverse populations.

Through a hybrid program of in-person and virtual learning, the program offers:

  • Multiple professional development workshop sessions with experienced teaching artists.
  • Opportunities to observe experienced teaching artists in a school or community setting.
  • Monthly meetings with mentors.
  • Access to an asynchronous learning guide to work on at your own pace.
  • Options to design a lesson and/or unit plan to use in school or community settings.
  • An opportunity to lead a workshop for mentees and mentors with constructive feedback,
  • Support in applying to regional teaching artist rosters,
  • An ongoing network of community support with other mentees.

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In addition to a stipend and travel reimbursement, mentees receive a paid multi-day residency at their end of the program and a certificate of completion.

Please get in touch to discuss further.

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What do our participants say?

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"The TAC Mentorship Program gave me an opportunity to step outside my comfort zone and try something new. The mentors are knowledgeable, approachable, encouraging, and really want to see you succeed.

I have gained confidence in my abilities, grown in community with other artists, expanded my skill set, and learned about new tools that will help me become a successful teaching artist.

Thank you, TAC, for an excellent experience and for guiding me along this new journey!"

Haley DeLorme
TAC Mentee
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TAC has been an amazing learning experience, and networking opportunity. I feel both far more prepared going forward as a teaching artist and excited with all I now know I can improve. I cannot thank everyone enough!

Alexander Roa
TAC Mentee
Learn more about the mentees from our 2022 Mentorship Program in collaboration with Arts Access here.
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