Teaching Artist Project (TAP) is a comprehensive training and internship program designed to prepare practicing artists to bring their craft to the classroom. The program entails a rigorous, 8-month curriculum, rich in social justice-based pedagogy that also provides supervised on-the-job experience.
The program is a division of Community-Word Project (CWP), a New York City based 501(c)(3) arts-in-education organization that inspires children in underserved communities to read, interpret, and respond to their world and to become active citizens through collaborative arts residencies and teacher training programs.
Formerly known as the Teaching Artist Training and Internship Program (TATIP), Teaching Artist Project was the first of its kind and remains today the only comprehensive training program for working Teaching Artists. Teaching Artist Project alums have gone on to serve over 250,000 students throughout the world.
Through the 8-month long Teaching Artist Project training, participants will:
Investigate social justice education, pedagogies and philosophies
Explore creative processes and critical thinking
Implement strategies for classroom management
Acquire and utilize teaching methods for multiple learning types and levels
Create collaborative arts lessons
Build community with artists, teachers and organizations across New York City
And much more!
See our application and guidelines for a complete overview of the program.