August 2023 Newsletter

Hello Teaching Artists! It’s back to school season and we’re so excited about the coming academic year. Our first National Advisory Committee (NAC) meeting is happening later this month and we’ve got 20+ new teaching artists from all over the country joining us. Stay tuned for more info on this new group of leaders.

Here is this month’s newsletter:

Check out the job board for the latest job listings! As the school year starts, we still have organizations across the country in need of teaching artists. Got a job to post? Click the link before and we’ll share your job listing with our network of 30,000+ teaching artists!

Setting out to co-write this post, we (Katie Rainey, co-executive director of Teaching Artist Guild and Eric Booth, co-founder of International Teaching Artist Collaborative) put down a few initial thoughts about our shared focus—advocacy for teaching artists and arts education—to see where we stood. In that first set of thoughts, we recognized that teaching artists have both a long history of struggling for visibility and funding to develop the field, and a long history of not feeling it was their individual responsibility to be active advocates for the field. That’s a bad recipe for changing the status quo—which we urgently need to do.

Read this article co-authored by Co-Executive Director Katie Rainey and National Advisory Committee Emeritus Member Eric Booth.

The MACC’s Maui Wildfires Benefit Series

Check out this upcoming series to support those affected by the recent tragedies in Maui.

Friday, Sep 8 2023, 7:30 PM
Saturday, Sep 9 2023, 1:00 PM
Saturday, Sep 23 2023, 4:00 PM
Sunday, Oct 8 2023, 3:00 PM

Yokouchi Pavilion and A&B Amphitheater

All of us in the MACC ‘ohana have been saddened by the recent tragedies on Maui.

Several upcoming concerts and events have now become the MACC’s Maui Wildfires Benefit Series; dedicated to support our community.
Click on the event links to learn more about them!

Not able to attend? Here are some organizations accepting donations for emergency efforts. Links attached to the organization names below will take you directly to donation pages.

  • Hawaii Community Foundation Maui Strong fund: Focusing on rapid response and working with local nonprofits to understand community needs.
  • Maui Food Bank: Collecting and distributing food to help the hungry in Maui County.
  • Maui United Way: Providing direct relief to families and nonprofits.
  • The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands Division: Providing food and resources for evacuees.

For information on donating, shelters, and other information, go to Maui Rapid Response.

As always, we could not do this work without your support. Thank you!

With Gratitude,

Katie Rainey & Kerry Warren
TAG Co-Executive Directors

Become part of the Teachers College, Columbia University family with an M.A. in Studio Practice for Art Educators (Hybrid) program. Located in New York City, Teachers College offers this hybrid program for artists and educators seeking the opportunity to build on existing artistic skills and implement them in an encouraging environment. Teachers College aims to nurture its students and provide them with the space to be surrounded by art, culture, and creators like themselves. Students benefit from synchronous and asynchronous online coursework paired with studio work that allows them to focus on their art while refining their artistic process and learning how to implement elements of this process in their roles as art educators. Students can expand their portfolios, build networking opportunities, and create meaningful connections with fellow artists and art educators throughout the program.

Teachers College at Columbia University offers an immersive six-week Summer Residency in New York City where participants get a chance to meet their online faculty and peers in person. With the opportunity to work in historic NYC buildings, Teachers College provides students with access to studio spaces, including:

  • Painting and Drawing studio
  • Sculpture studio
  • Photography and Video studio
  • Makerspace
  • Printmaking studio
  • Ceramics studio

The Summer Residency includes studio and theoretical courses designed for professional development, where students can discuss and critique their works and engage with visiting artists. Students will also have time to visit the plethora of New York City’s world-class art museums and galleries in their downtime. Learn More.

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