The TAT Lab Core cohort will include up to 30 selected teaching artists, arts specialists, classroom teachers, youth arts providers, and arts educators working in various settings and artistic disciplines and all regions of Washington state.
TAT Lab defines teaching artists as individuals who are both artists and educators: they are professional artists who are dedicated to arts education as an integral part of their professional practice; they cultivate skills as educators in concert with their skills as artists.
TAT Lab Core focuses on arts education in K-12 public schools. Working to ensure all students receive high quality arts education as part of basic education is fundamental to the program philosophy. TAT Lab participants also work outside of K-12 schools; there is no one way to be an arts educator. TAT Lab curriculum covers foundational concepts that support good teaching practice in a wide range of settings.
TAT Lab programs are brave spaces that invite all arts educators working in Washington state regardless of race or ethnicity, gender and gender expression, ability/disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, or any other identities to be their true selves and respectfully engage in TAT Lab with the health and the growth of the community in mind.