Teaching Artist Project
Teaching Artist Project is a comprehensive training and internship program designed to prepare practicing artists to bring their craft to the classroom. The program entails a rigorous, 8-month curriculum, rich in social justice based pedagogy that also provides supervised on-the-job experience.
The program is a division of Community-Word Project (CWP), a New York City based 501(c)(3) arts-in-education organization that inspires children in underserved communities to read, interpret, and respond to their world and to become active citizens through collaborative arts residencies and teacher training programs.
Formerly known as the Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program (TATIP), Teaching Artist Project (TAP) was the first of its kind and remains today the only comprehensive training program for working Teaching Artists. Teaching Artist Project Alums have gone on to serve over 250,000 students throughout the world.
Through the 8-month long Teaching Artist Project training, participants will:
- Expand teaching through experiential, inquiry and reflection processes
- Investigate social justice education, pedagogies and philosophies
- Explore creative processes and critical thinking
- Implement strategies for classroom management
- Aquire and utilize teaching methods for multiple learning types and levels
- Create collaborative arts lessons
- Build community with artists, teachers and organizations across New York City
- And much more!
You can read all about Teaching Artist Project, Summer Institute, how to apply, the TAP Cohort, customized training for your organization, and much more at the program's website: teachingartistproject.org
For more information on Teaching Artist Project, contact us at TAP@communitywordproject.org
Micaela BleiTeaching Artist Trainee
It's clear CWP is about collaboration: trainees do tons of it! We also had sessions on job-hunting, classroom management and integrating art forms.
Chad FrisbieTeaching Artist
With my students I return to the question, "What can poetry do?" I love how that forces me to rethink my craft while I teach the next generation of creative thinkers.