National Teaching Artist Listening Tour

The Teaching Artists Guild, the National Guild for Community Arts Education, and other teaching artist organizations need your support to host a listening tour in every locality or community in the nation

A listening tour is a facilitated open conversation to gather information, insight, values, context and new ideas from teaching artists on the ground doing the work. The goal of the tour is to center teaching artists and further the field of teaching artistry. By bringing teaching artists of local communities to the table, the teaching artist organizations can understand the nuances of teaching artists’ values, how they define their assets and what they identify as their challenges and needs. 

Sessions are for persons who identify as teaching artists. Participants should attend the session as an individual and be prepared to share their personal experience about their practice and career, letting go of their specific roles within organizations. 

The Guild is grateful for the opportunity to co-create projects like this with organizations that share our commitment to centering teaching artists and honoring their invaluable contributions to the community arts education field, including TAG and Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic (TAMA).

Visit TAG’s website to get further information and tools to promote, organize, implement and increase the benefits to teaching artists, including a Listening Tour Overview and a Facilitation Alignment Guide.  

Published: January 19, 2021