Teaching Artist Studio Schedule » Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington

Teaching Artist Studio Schedule

Applications for the Teaching Artist Studio Cohort for 2020-21 will open in mid-August of 2020. To find out more about the program, visit the TA Studio home page.

The 2019-20 Teaching Artist Studio Cohort

Timeline for 2020-2021


Friday, August 21, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Thursday, October 1, 2020
Application cycle opens
EXTENDED! Applications due by 5 pm PST
Notification of accepted participants

All TA Studio activities this year are currently planned to be online. If you don’t have predictable access to broadband wifi, please let us know so we can find a solution.

Phase 1:

CORE COURSE (September-December)

Seven full days of intensive study to help align artistic practices and teaching practices. Applicants should plant to commit to all days of the intensive. Daily work will include presentations, panel and group discussions, and some work outside of the group meeting. All posted times include an hour lunch break.

Friday, October 16, 2020
Friday, October 23, 2020
Friday, October 30, 2020
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3

The week of the national election will have no sessions, but will be a time for one-on-one meetings with TA Studio Mentors.

Friday, November 13, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Session 4
Session 5

The week of the Thanksgiving holiday will have no sessions, but will be a time for one-on-one meetings with TA Studio Mentors.

Friday, December 4, 2020
Friday, December 11, 2020
Session 6
Session 7

Phase 2:


Mentors from the TA Studio will join forces with teaching artists, arts administrators, and classroom teachers to provide a series of partial-day public workshops to expand on topics touched on during the Intensive. TA Studio cohort members are asked to commit to attending 2 workshops, but encouraged to attend all if possible.

Workshops will be held in November, January, and February, and will address a variety of topics that expand on the exploration of teaching and learning in the fall course. The range of content is anticipated to include topics like anti-racist practices, utilizing learning standards, and student inquiry.

Precise dates forthcoming as soon as possible, thank you for your patience.

Phase 3:

STUDIO TEACHING RESIDENCY (optional, November–March)

Members of the cohort propose an area of their work in the TA Studio to research and develop further. The intended result will be the development of a new (or revised) lesson plan, and the opportunity to test it on a group of young learners. Stipends are available for the development of the lesson. 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 for Studio Residencies will be accepted during the fall. Test classes are anticipated starting in January 2021.

Phase 4:


Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Session 8


  • 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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