NDCA Artist In Residence - Teaching Artist Program
The mission of NDCA Arts in Education program is designed to enrich and support arts education throughout North Dakota. This mission is supported by the belief that professional artists can enhance the educational process and provide inroads to learning that are engaging, creative, and meaningful. The intent of the program is to enrich and support quality education, not to supplant or in any way furnish a substitute for school-based arts education programs or services more appropriately provided by state certified arts instructors.
What is a Teaching Artist?
A teaching artist is an “artist-educator,” who is able to translate their creative process into an instructional setting. Nationally recognized teaching artist and author Eric Booth developed the following definition: “A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through, and about the arts.” Teaching artists represent all disciplines including craft, dance, literary arts, media arts, music, storytelling, theatre, visual arts, folk/traditional arts, and multicultural arts.
To learn more, and to apply to be a Rostered Teaching Artist, visit www.arts.nd.gov/sites/www/files/documents/grants/NewTeachingArtistApplication.pdf.