Teaching Artist Workshops: Teaching artists share their thoughts during a lesson planning workshop.

Teaching Artist Programs

The Bartol Foundation supports the professional development of teaching artists as the most direct way to improve the quality and reach of the region’s arts education programs.

Teaching Artist Workshops:  Bartol provides up to 20 free professional development programs for over 400 teaching artists annually to help make them better teachers and stronger entrepreneurs. You don’t have to be associated with a grantee to participate in these programs and programs are available for artists in all disciplines.  Best of all, all of our workshops are free!

Save the dates for our upcoming workshops below! Registration opens 4-6 weeks in advance. Make sure to also check out our other ongoing resources available on the Blog/Resources page.

If you have any issues or questions with registration, please email us at info@bartol.org

Marketing: Teaching Artist Statement

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 9:30am-12pm

Led by Michelle Angela Ortiz, former Program Manager at the Bartol Foundation and experienced Teaching Artist, you will draft a teaching artist statement that reflects your unique point of view and the ‘product’ you will be marketing to your potential audience. Register here.

Teaching Artist Play Date: Drumming your Story

Monday, March 11, 2019, 5:30pm-7pm

In this drumming workshop participants will explore the power of musical expression, build community, acquire tools for coping with stress, and be granted permission to create and succeed in a fun and safe space without the pressure being perfect. Register here.

Trauma-Informed Practice: Movement as Healing

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 9:30am-12pm

Teaching artist Shavon Norris will lead us through a fully-participatory workshop to experience how to incorporate movement in your lessons in ways that meet the needs and abilities of your participants. Register here.

Marketing Yourself as a Teaching Artist: Creating your Signature Lessons

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 9:30am-12pm

Led by Michelle Angela Ortiz, former Program Manager at the Bartol Foundation and experienced Teaching Artist, you will choose your signature lesson and learn to communicate clearly your curriculum goals, identify your themes, and select your target audience.

Marketing Yourself as a Teaching Artist: Let’s Talk Money

Tuesday, April 24, 2019, 10am-12pm

This session will work through how to set fair prices for your teaching artist activities, budget for all parts of a project, and develop ‘what if’ scenarios to make budgeting a useful tool in your teaching artist life.

Micro-Grants to Teaching Artists:  The Bartol Foundation partners with Small But Mighty Arts to make grants of $500 to teaching artists working to complete a community-based project. Project must be already confirmed or underway with letter of support from host site or program partner.

Information on the guidelines and how to apply are available here.  The next deadline will be in the fall of 2019.

National Teaching Artist Video Library:  Got a minute?  Get a “how-to tip” from one of your teaching artist colleagues through the Teaching Artist Video Library.

There are new tips every month to help with classroom management and activities for the classroom.  Check them out and then click here to submit your own tip.