ITAC Has Launched Our First-Ever Cohort of National Centres for Teaching Artists!
Connect globally, act locally. ITAC is delighted to announce our next step in building the largest global network of artists working across community and educational settings. We are launching four ITAC Hubs, the first set of national centers which aim to deepen the field of Teaching Artistry, meaningfully serve practitioners at the grassroots level, and maximize the visibility and impact of this rising global workforce in their countries and beyond. This is just the beginning of what we hope will be a growing effort to establish nationally-supported spaces for Teaching Artists across continents to connect and develop together year-round.
We are so pleased to introduce our inaugural cohort of ITAC Hubs, which will be anchored in New Zealand, Norway, South Korea, and the United States.
Teaching Artists are the global workforce with the power to engage communities and creatively catalyze social change. As Teaching Artists face growing demands and a range of societal challenges, ITAC is committed to meeting Teaching Artists within their own unique contexts and supporting their increased impact. ITAC Hubs provide a platform for organizations to deepen their own national/regional sector, offering access to a global network that facilitates cultural exchange, online learning and information sharing, and lobbying and advocacy.As the program evolves in its pilot year, the ITAC Hubs aim to:- Advance the sector locally, nationally, and globally, strengthening resources and professional development opportunities for Teaching Artists working across a range of school and community contexts- Amplify the impact and visibility of participatory arts and the role of Teaching Artists in shaping societies and addressing some of their most intractable challenges- Support Teaching Artists as they adapt and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and other systemic events and injustices
Stay tuned for more Hub announcements coming soon!
This announcement is just the beginning. We look forward to sharing more details soon about the programs and opportunities each Hub will offer, as well as the ways in which you can connect with them!