October 2023 Newsletter

Happy Spooky Season, Teaching Artists 👻 🎃! We hope everyone had a good holiday full of mostly treats. How is there only two more months in the year!? We’re gearing up for #GivingTuesday now, so stay tuned for more about that and this year’s theme: Creative Resilience. If you’re in a position to donate, your contribution will support the fabulous teaching artists across the country who make TAG happen!

In the meantime, is this month’s newsletter:

“The class, which I would lead solo, consisted of 20 high school students who spoke more than five different languages amongst them. The class would meet in the auditorium, on stage, a space shared with four other schools in the building. The numbers were not in my favor.”

Read this month’s Incite/Insight article, “I Got to Be a Teaching Artist this Week,” by TAG Co-Executive Director Kerry Warren.

We want your stories! This year, TAG’s annual theme is “Creative Resilience” and we want to highlight all the ways in which teaching artists have embraced creative resiliency in the last few years. If you have a story that speaks to this theme, let us know in this form!

Post your teaching artist and arts education gigs with us and reach an audience of over 30,000 teaching artists and arts administrators across the country. There are new listings everyday, so if you’re a teaching artist or administrator looking for work, check out the Job Board!

Join us for an Educator’s Night at Playwrights Horizons on November 17th! Join us for an evening filled with art, camaraderie, and thought-provoking entertainment.

Date: November 17, 2023

Reception: 5:30 PM // Show starts at 7:00 PM

Location: Rosen Room, 5th Floor, Playwrights Horizons

Address: 416 W 42nd St, NY, NY 10036

About the show:

Faith hates reading.

Jane lost her flashcards.

Javier sees no point in studying because of climate change.

This playful collection of poem-songs paints intimate portraits of these students, offering keen observations on their struggles, aspirations, and the educational landscape in our city. Milo Cramer’s “School Pictures” gradually evolves into a sweeping meditation on inequality, learning, parenting, and the challenges of puberty. It is a performance that will resonate with every dedicated educator.

Buy Tickets HERE$25 per ticket (Input code: SCHPICSTAG in the upper right hand corner of the screen to reveal all $25 tickets!) 
Space is limited, so don’t delay!

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

With Gratitude,

Katie Rainey & Kerry Warren
TAG Co-Executive Directors



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