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Teaching Artist Studio Schedule

Applications for the Teaching Artist Studio Cohort for 2019-20 are now open. To find out more, visit www.ya-or.org/for-artists/the-teaching-artist-studio.

The 2018-19 Teaching Artist Studio Cohort

Timeline for 2019-2020


June 14, 2019:          Application cycle opens
July 22, 2019:         Extended! Applications due by 5 pm PST
August 6, 2019:    Notification of accepted participants

All TA Studio activities will be located at sites conveniently located in central Portland.

Phase 1: FALL INTENSIVE (September)

Seven full days of intensive study to help align artistic and teaching practices. Applicants must commit to all days of the intensive.

September 12, 2019
September 13, 2019
September 19, 2019
September 20, 2019
September 23, 2019
September 27, 2019
September 28, 2019
Session 1: Centering on Big Ideas
Session 2: Lesson Design – Sequencing & Scaffolding
Session 3: Objectives, Standards, & Assessment
Session 4: Inclusive Differentiation
Session 5: Peer to Peer Teaching
Session 6: Documentation & Digital Strategies
Session 7: School Culture – Logistics and Communication

Phase 2: WINTER/SPRING WORKSHOPS (October–February)

Mentors from the TA Studio will join forces with teaching artists, arts administrators, and classroom teachers to provide as series of partial-day public workshops to expand on topics touched on during the Intensive. TA Studio participants will be expected to attend the Racial Inequities Workshop plus two more workshops to complete the program.

October 26, 2019
November 24, 2019
December 7, 2019
January 17, 2020
February 16 2020
Classroom Management for the Teaching Artist
Racial Inequities in the Arts Classroom
Aligning Activities and Ages
Creativity and Core Standards
Deepening Inquiry: A Questioning Lab

TA Studio Workshops are open to Young Audiences Roster Artists at no cost, and to the public for a small fee.

Phase 3: STUDIO TEACHING RESIDENCY (optional, January–March)

Individual teaching artists propose an area of their study in the TA Studio to research and develop further with a partner classroom in the Portland metro area. These teaching artists will receive one-on-one mentoring with mentors from the TA Staff, as well as feedback on one of their classroom days. Proposals will be accepted during the intensive for this third phase of TAS.


March 15, 2020
Putting It All Together


  • This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

  • To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

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