The Washington State Teaching Artist Training (TAT) Lab team believes that reflective practices and thoughtful planning through a social justice lens are central to effective learning opportunities for both adults and youth. In response to the layers of uprisings, COVID, school closures, and financial obstacles, TAT Lab is redesigning our 2020-2021 program to align with health and safety guidelines, respond to the needs of arts educators, and continue our work to dismantle pervasive systemic racism.
While there are many unknowns about the content and structure of next year’s TAT Lab, what we do know is that TAT Lab will continue to work for equitable and antiracist arts education throughout Washington State. The 2020-2021 model, still under construction, will feature some key differences from past years:
1. Content will be offered as a series of independent, thematic workshops.
2. Workshops will be responsive and supportive to what the work requires of us in the context of these specific times.
3. Educators interested in participating will be able to register for workshops throughout the year on a rolling basis.
4. Program content and registration will be announced in early Fall.
5. Workshops will be remote, for at least part of the year.
Additionally, TAT Lab staff and faculty are actively evaluating TAT Lab programming and administration through a critical lens of race and social justice, and are making changes in order to foster a more equitable, diverse, responsive, and inclusive program.
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