Maintaining Parallel Careers; A Teaching Artist Perspective

Maintaining Parallel Careers; A Teaching Artist Perspective
by Chris Giordano & Jacqueline Raymond

This audio blog entry “Maintaining Parallel Careers” was inspired by everyday conversations with fellow teaching artists. By experience, we have often had to make decisions on where are we going to spend our resources. Do we professionally pursue opportunities to showcase our art or do we commit to a teaching residency? Often we strive do both, but there always seems like a sacrifice or missed opportunity in the other field.

Gender In The Classroom; A Two Part Blog Series.

Gender In The Classroom; A Two Part Blog Series.

 

As The Day Of Learning approaches, we offer you two perspectives on gender expression in the classroom.  Part One is from a Teaching Artist, Kelindah, who identifies as non-binary.  Part Two, written by Anju, a Teaching Artist who is cisgendered, will be released early next week.

We encourage you to respond to this article on the facebook page and keep the conversation going.  

New Accepting Applications: NYSCA Face to Face Regrant Program

The Roundtable is accepting applications to the NYSCA Face to Face Upstate (& Long Island) Arts Educator & NYC Unaffiliated Teaching Artists Subsidy Program.

Qualified applicants from upstate New York (and Long Island) are invited to submit an application for funds toward the cost of travel and accommodation to attend the conference. Up to ten unaffiliated teaching artists based in New York will receive a registration subsidy to attend the conference.

Click Here to see guidelines for Upstate NY Arts Educators Program.

I Don’t Feel Well: A Teaching Artist’s Journey Through Healthcare

I Don’t Feel Well: A Teaching Artist’s Journey Through Healthcare

By Katie Rainey

 

            “What’s wrong? Your tummy hurt?”

            I crouch down to her level, kneeling to meet her eye to eye.

            “My throat is scratchy.”

            There are students all around, drawing, jumping, playing, burning off pent-up energy from a long day at school. I’m trying to maintain some sense of classroom in this after-school program – a visual arts and story residency for kindergartners that falls after their required 9+ hours of common core and state standards learning – when one smallish girl with pigtails and a Frozen shirt tugs on my arm and tells me she feels ill.