Are you a local artist interested in teaching residencies in the schools in our area?
Take Advantage of this Fantastic Opportunity Right in Our Region
NWMAC is looking for Teaching Artists who reside in our seven county service area for our roster!
The Teaching Artist Roster Program is a seven-session training designed to support artists (visual, performing, writing, media, fine craft) in refining and developing skills for conducting collaborative, in-depth arts learning experiences in organizations, community settings and schools. A small cohort of artists will be selected to participate in this training, conducted by our Training Specialist and guest peer coaches contracted by NWMAC.
Artists who complete the program are listed on the NWMAC Teaching Artist Roster. This roster will be used by area schools to select qualified artist in residencies in the years to come and support the activity with grant funds from our office. Special designated funding exists for schools to sponsor artists on our Teaching Artist Roster.
Artists who complete the Teaching Artist Roster Program:
- Value themselves as artists and understand what they offer as teaching artists
- Expand the ways they apply their craft
- Understand the essential role arts play in a complete education
- Belong to a network of fellow teaching artists who serve as resources, mentors and peers
- Are ready to employ and lead assessments that involve personal reflection for continuous improvement
- Understand how the roles of artist and teacher intersect
- Are able to develop a residency plan
- Are familiar with the NWMAC Teaching Artist Grant application process
- Employ strategies that contribute to success as a teaching artist
Deadline to Apply is August 15, 2018 to participate in this round of our training series. Application is available in our on-line grant system. Go to our website www.NWArtsCouncil.org and click login in the upper right corner, register and complete the Teaching Artist Roster application.
There is no cost to attend and the value of this experience is equivalent to a $500 grant!
There is an info session on August 7 at 3 pm at our office in Warren to learn more about this program and work on your application in an environment where you can easily ask questions. Please RSVP to director@NWArtsCouncil.org or call 218-745-9111.
You must commit to attend all seven training sessions. Here are the options. We will have a cohort in Warren at our Northwest Minnesota Arts Council office and one in Roseau on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, Sept 18, 2018 (5-8 p.m.) Roseau or
Thursday, Sept 20, 2018 (6-9 p.m.) Warren
Tuesday, Sept 25, 2018 (5-8 p.m.) Roseau or
Thursday, Sept 27, 2018 (6-9 p.m.) Warren
Thursday, Oct 4, 2018 (6-9 p.m.) remote access
Session 4 & 5
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) all in Warren
Thursday, Oct 18, 2018 (6-9 p.m.) remote access
Thursday, Oct 25, 2018 (6-9 p.m.) Warren or
Tuesday, Oct 30, 2018 (5-8 p.m.) Roseau