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.

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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!

November 2019

Teaching Artists & Artists Teaching


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 November 2019.

May 2019

Evidence to Prove the Practice



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 May 2019.

April 2019

Social Engagement Through Crafting


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 April 2019.

March 2019

Handling Therapeutic Experiences in Theatrical Settings


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 March 2019.

January 2019

The Arts: Promoting Female Education in Ghana


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 January 2019.

February 2019

Socio-Cultural Awareness and Culturally Responsive Teaching


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 February 2019.

July 2019

The Emerging Field of Arts, Culture and Conflict transformation


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 July 2019.

August 2019

Together and Different: Building a culture of peace in schools through Playback Theatre


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 August 2019.

September 2019

The Next Generation of Teaching Artists: Art as Activism - Activating Your Own Truth


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 September 2019.

February 2020

The Suspension of Disconnect: A new context and pedagogy for the arts in the 21st century


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 February 2020.

March 2020

Communities, Schools and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals


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?

Learn more by checking out the full learning module for March 2020.

August 2020

Arts And Social Transformation In Latin America: Building Mental Health, Resilience And Recovery Through Art

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?

Learn more by checking out the full learning module for August 2020.

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