COVID-19 RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ARTISTS​

On Friday, March 13, 2020, Teaching Artists Guild joined with the Association of Teaching Artists, the National Guild for Community Arts Education, Creative Generation, NYC Arts in Education Roundtable and the Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic to present a webinar for teaching artists bracing for the impact of COVID-19 on the United States.

During the webinar, many excellent resources were shared by panelists and participants alike, and there were numerous requests for a “master list” to be collected and published for the benefit of everyone in the field.

On this page, we have published the recording of that nation-wide webinar (the transcript of that webinar is available for download here), as well as our master list of resources, and a form that will allow you to submit more resources for the benefit of the community.

This list and this web-page are a work in progress. If you have suggestions on how we can improve this page, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Questions to Ask Your Employer re: Compensation
  1. In what capacity are you employed as a teaching artist? Employee? Independent Contractor?
  2. Am I eligible for paid sick time? If so, how much do I have accrued and where do I find that information?
  3. What is your cancellation policy?
  4. When and how can I use paid sick time? – varies from state to state 
    1. If my children are sick?
    2. If I have to care for a loved one?
    3. If schools close due to a pandemic
    4. If I don’t want to go to work due to safety concern
    5. What is your class cancelation policy for pay for teaching artists?
    6. Are you putting into place any emergency pay measures?
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Advocacy

Puget Sound Regional Arts Education Salary Survey

This survey was requested by those participating in the Education Director’s Forum. The questions were culled from several salary surveys conducted nationally, with focus given …

Anti-Racist Art Teachers

Information on what CRT is and isn’t, as well as some downloadable resources. https://sites.google.com/view/antiracistartteachers/anti-racist-art-resources/articles-resources/crt

Plantations Practiced Modern Management

The finding: Slaveholding plantations of the 19th century used scientific management techniques—and some applied them more extensively than the factories thought to be their originators. The …

Practicing Abolition, Creating Community

In 2021, Project NIA commissioned an essay by writer and artist Benji Hart, expanding on some comments they offered during a presentation about how they …

Covid-19

GIVE: Your Guide to Teaching Artistry in Inclusive Settings

GIVE (Growing Inclusivity for Vibrant Engagement) is a free guide that supports Teaching Artists (TAs) in the creation of liberated learning environments and vibrant arts experiences …

Native American Education for All

In light of the disruption of education due to COVID-10, IllumiNative is partnering with the National Indian Education Association and Amplifier to create and disseminate engaging digital education tools, …

Pandemics: A history of discrimination

https://healthmatch.io/blog/pandemics-a-history-of-discrimination A detailed article on the history of discrimination with regards to pandemics. When we look at history, we find such discriminations has always existed, …

White Supremacy Culture

https://www.whitesupremacyculture.info/ Important information for anyone committed to anti-racist racial justice. This site helps us to understand and frame the white supremacist framework that we live …

Trauma Informed Healing Practice through the Arts: Free sign up: Ingenuity’s Virtual Learning Platform here:

https://ingenuity.learnworlds.com/pages/home/?site_template_id=60c7cdca8ac43a7ae262440a

The Institute for Anti-Racist Education

The Institute for Anti-Racist Education is committed to ensuring that every student receives an education that is truthful, free from bias, liberating, and offered in …

Land Reparations & Indigenous Solidarity Toolkit

The Asian American Education Project

https://asianamericanedu.org/ The history of Asian Americans in the United States is an integral part of American history. Since their arrival as far back as the …