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The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts seeks a long-term resident teaching artist. The funding for these projects emphasizes long-term, in-depth interaction among teaching artists, host sites, and students/participants through workshops and classes sponsored by schools, nonprofit community organizations and units of government. The deadline to apply is February 1.
Professional Learning Opportunities
Applications are now open for the Teaching Artist Project (TAP)’s spring 2021 cohort. TAP is a collective of diversely experienced arts educators training emerging and working teaching artists who are looking for a supportive community to engage in a self-reflective, justice-oriented learning practice in service of their teaching. Queer/Trans/People of Color (QTPOC) are strongly encouraged to apply. Those interested should apply via TAP’s Google Form by February 1.
The Pennsylvania Dance Education Association will host a three-part series of Diversity and Inclusion in Dance workshops that dig into different topics. On February 17, participants will explore Improving Dance Studio Culture for Increased Accessibility and Inclusivity. On March 10, participants will explore Looking at Equitable Processes for Dance Auditions and Admissions. Lastly, on April 7, participants will explore Leveling the Playing Field in the Non-Profit Arts World (link to follow). All sessions will take place from 6:30–8pm.
PAEA and the Brandywine River Museum of Art will host Alcohol Inks at Home, a hands-on workshop for arts educators, on February 9. This workshop will kick off with a virtual tour of works from the Brandywine River Museum, including works by the Wyeth family. Participants will need to provide supplies, including Sharpies and rubbing alcohol. Participants can receive 2 hours of Act 48 credit for joining.
The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia at Pitt will host From Our Classroom to Yours, a webinar series running through April 14. Arts-focused workshops include Picture This! Traveling Through Time with Japanese Art and Manga, Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, and The Joy of Tangrams. Act 48 credits are available.
Registration is now open for 412 Rhymes, a text message-based workshop for kids aged 3–5. 412 Rhymes features interactive lessons around rhyming and reading sent to your phone. Participants can also optionally choose to participate in a 15 minute literacy screening before and after the program. This program is hosted by Open Literacy and begins February 8.
YMCA Lighthouse is seeking apprentices for its Tuff Sound Apprentice Program at YMCA Lighthouse. The Tuff Sound Apprentice Program (TSAP) is a 10-week program that provides young people with college level hands-on instruction in studio recording, engineering and mixing. The semester will run from Feb 16 through April 23 and is taught by professional audio engineer Herman Pearl and expert teaching-artist Amos Levy. Classes will be held virtually with hands-on lab time available weekly at YMCA Lighthouse.
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