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GIA Reader Discusses Teaching Artistry with Eric Booth

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Jan 06, 2016

Eric Booth, who has led the Teaching Artist Development Track at the past three Conferences for Community Arts Education, has an article in the latest issue of GIA Reader, the magazine published by Grantmakers in the Arts. The article, “The Time Has Come for a National Field of Teaching Artistry,” describes the growth, and struggles, of the TA field. Booth writes:

“Teaching artists. Perhaps the most undersupported, underrecognized crucial resource for the future of the arts in the United States. No one is against teaching artists, no one is out to keep them down, but few organizations have worked actively to support the interests of teaching artistry beyond their own particular organizational needs. Consequently, no national funders have arisen to support and build the field . . . Teaching artistry is exactly what our field needs at this time to innovate effectively, deliver programs that expand audiences, and partner with non-arts organizations to produce breakthrough results. Teaching artistry is what we need to be able to deliver on the promise of ‘creativity’ expertise the arts are so often asked to provide, and have been so awkward in delivering in ways that other sectors understand and desire.”

You can read the full article here.

Booth also has an article in the most recent issue of GuildNotes, titled “The Track to Amplify the Impact of Teaching Artistry,” which synthesizes the work produced through the TA Development Track at the 2015 Conference for Community Arts Education in Philadelphia. National Guild members can read that article here.


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