Do you miss the richness of dialogue at ITAC conferences and learning how colleagues work in different cultures? Now you can get a hit of ITAC every month, conveniently at your computer (using ZOOM video chat). Join our ongoing ITAC—each month a Host from a different part of the world will share insights about their work, and in discussion with you and others, dig deep about the ways this could help you develop your own practice . Yes, you can invite friends and colleagues to join with you to further share the global perspective. Keep your teaching artistry expanding to embrace the world.
Did you miss one of our previous sessions? No worries! Through our partnership with Creative Generation, we are building out a library of learning modules to highlight best practices shared in our ongoing ITAC as well as expand the dialogue beyond the sessions. Check back monthly to dive in!
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for November 2019.
Victoria Ryle leads a panel discussion on the role of teaching artists in Tasmania, Australia featuring several of her colleagues. Guests from around the world also weigh in to provide their perspective on the nuances of existing as an artist and a teacher - working in and outside of traditional classrooms.
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for May 2019.
Brad Haseman provides a brief overview of his work in Papua New Guinea (PNG) with his organization, Life Drama. In collaboration with local teaching artists and researchers from Australia, Life Drama uses teaching artistry and theatre to educate young people about sexual health.
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for April 2019.
Jessica Howarth and several of her crafting colleagues from Scotland, United Kingdom come together for a round table discussion. Each teaching artist speaks to the impact that crafting can have on participants and communities, especially those who are typically underserved.
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for March 2019.
Zdenka Svitekova and guests share their intergenerational work with the group Ostruzina in the Czech Republik. Their work is centered around participatory experiences that bring audiences onto the stage to engage in what they call “open space” and “free play”.
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for January 2019.
Peter Atsu Adaletey and guests provide a brief overview of his their work in Ghana and the important role that the arts can play in not only building girls’ self esteem and sense of self worth but also in changing the way that society sees them by witnessing their transformation.
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for February 2019.
What biases do we carry with us into classrooms and creative spaces? Have we been the benefits of unearned privilege? How can we recognize and navigate moments in which we’re members of a dominant or excluded group?
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for July 2019.
With the advancement of technological and institutional tools, the potential to develop new strategies seems possible for stopping the inertia of destruction and discovering sustainable ways to be on Earth. This quest may contain many tools but, one of the most powerful is Art. Art is one of our more complex and complete sources of creation and communication.
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for August 2019.
How can theatre empower students to critically examine the roles they play amongst their peers? How can dance and music empower students to understand the power they have to change what they see around them?
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for September 2019.
What can teaching artists learn from their students? What can students learn from their teachers and teaching artists? Does the way that we teach need to change?
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for February 2020.
What does it take to be present with yourself - with your ensemble or team? What does it take to build a compassionate and brave space with and as an audience? What does it take to engage in artful living?
Learn more by checking out the full learning module for March 2020.
How do the arts intersect with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)? What can you do to expand your case making abilities to appeal to development-oriented funders and partners in your area?
How can the arts be a community resource where creativity can build resilience? What existing resources does said community have that helps them resist and survive?
How can we help build our sector at the local level? Want to explore new ways to support Teaching Artists in your home area?
How can we use the emotional sides of the art to change mentalities, shape behaviors, and find good solutions?
Storytelling has been one of the greatest ways to teach humanity about life since the beginning of time. Join Bonface and Angi as they explore ways to engage with the world’s problems through healing-centered peacebuilding. This session will focus on the need for non-biomedical, collective, and contextualized approaches to healing trauma through an African lens, examining the work being done by practitioners in Kenya, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Somalia, and beyond, to address these pressing issues.
What does future competency mean in the arts and creative sectors, and in social, cultural, or ecological impact spaces? How can these two come together in forms of creative collaborations which allow Teaching Artists, future creative practitioners, and communities to be future-ready and more future-conscious?
What do we have in common? What is context specific? What can we learn from each other to help us address issues?
What happens when Teaching Artists "go first" and convene a meeting of potential stakeholders, allowing the sparks to fly?
What are we currently doing well? What could we do better? What training needs to be in place for Teaching Artists to feel enabled, informed, and supported in this work?
This session provokes participants' thinking and gathers evidence as to 'where are we now?' in our thinking around mental health and wellbeing as a Teaching Artist community.
What are the superpowers of physical storytelling? What tools and strategies do we have for teaching beyond spoken language? What can we learn from our students when we remove words, and what can we gain from the group culture that emerges?
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We look forward to chatting with you soon!