After more than a year of development and planning, Teaching Artistry for Social Impact, ITAC's first original online course, launches today! This course is a pioneering new resource for teaching artists/participatory artists/community artists everywhere who have an interest in social impact and are looking to enhance their approach to project design and delivery. We have drawn deeply from the wisdom within our network, international resources, and practice-based learning, to bring this resource to the field.
This course will lead you through rigorous, teaching artist-centred methods and will support you as you develop that passion project you’ve been putting off. Join us to develop a strategic approach to project design and delivery (including logic models, stakeholder mapping, empathy mapping, embedded assessment and more).
You take the course at your own pace, connect with other TAs doing social impact work around the world, and receive personal feedback on your culminating project model from a course coach.
You can sign up and take it too! It is for teaching artists at all levels, especially for those who want to develop their skills in social impact project design and delivery. Throughout the course you fully develop your own passion project and the skills it takes to deliver it well.
We estimate the course takes about 15-20 hours to complete, and you can do it at your own pace—then, when you get to the end, ITAC provides you with a personal coach to polish your project.
And it's free! Yes, we know people are often more committed to a course they have paid for, but we didn't want cost to inhibit any teaching artist anywhere from advancing their practice to contribute to communities they care about.
In addition to the course itself, we have developed 4 comprehensive case studies which act as reference points throughout and complement the activities assigned. These explore how arts can mobilise communities towards deep social shifts, using our ITAC IMPACT: Climate 2021 projects as the examples. These can be viewed alongside, or separately from, the course and shared widely with people outside of our sector to prove the value of our practice.