Artists Make Awesome Teachers

WITS Alliance Member Organization
Community Word Project 
presents:

The Business of Teaching Artistry:
A Panel on Professionalism

hosted by Community-Word Project’s
Teaching Artist Training & Internship Program (TATIP)

April 11th
5:30-8:30 pm

Roy Arias Studios & Theaters
777 8th Avenue (between 47th and 48th) Second Floor
New York, NY 10036
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What does professionalism look like in the Teaching Artist field? How are the expectations of artists and arts-in-education organizations changing?
Where do we see these changes and expectations heading?

Join us for a conversation between arts-in-education Administrators and Teaching Artists as we discuss the following:

  • Tips for interviewing and building your Teaching Artist portfolio
  • Ways to establish long-term working relationships with organizations
  • Strategies for having difficult conversations
  • How to balance your artistry-teaching life & prevent burn-out
  • & much more!

Panel to include representatives from Community-Word Project, Brooklyn Arts Council, FreeArts NYC, Wingspan Arts, Dreamyard Project, Teachers & Writers Collaborative, Marquis Studios, Victoria Sammartino, founder of Voices Unbroken and more!

You must register to attend. Make your reservation today and we’ll see you on April 11th!

The Bronx Students Who Heard the Sound

Community Word Mural by 7th graders at PS/MS 279, Bronx

Each Writers in the Schools (WITS) program is unique. Community Word Project  in New York City is a great example. All of the WITS programs do culminating events to celebrate what students have learned over the past year. Community Word is the only group to transalate the groups writing into art. Here is one example of a community mural. It was written and created by 7th grade students at PS/MS 279 in the Bronx. Community Word is led by the Founding Director, Michele Kotler.