The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program
The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program (TAP) was a three year program designed to create teaching artists in the metro Phoenix area that have been trained in the Kennedy Center arts integration method. After training, the teaching artists developed and implemented residency lesson plans in a classroom setting. Upon completion of the program, TAP artists received a stipend and were listed on ASU Gammage’s Teaching Artists Roster to help secure future teaching opportunities.
Between 2018-2021, 72 teaching artists completed the program.
For more information, please contact TAP@asugammage.com.
The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program is sponsored by the Abbett Family Foundation.
Commit to the training dates
Mandatory Kennedy Center arts integration method training dates and times are 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. on Fri 8/21/20, and 8:30 - 5:00 p.m. on Sat 8/22/20, Thurs 10/1/20, Fri 10/2/20, and Sat 10/3/20.
Observe and participate in workshops
TAP artists will also be required to observe an arts-integrated workshop in one of the Mesa, Scottsdale, Peoria, and Paradise Valley school districts or attend a Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts workshop. TAP artists will also be required to participate in workshops, such as AZ State Department of Education Standards (Sat 9/12/20) and Classroom Management and Marketing (Sat 1/23/21).
Implement a residency
After the October training, TAP artists will develop a residency plan incorporating arts-integrated lessons. With assistance from ASU Gammage and our partnering districts, TAP artists will implement a residency that includes three one-hour lessons over a course of three days in one of our partner schools.
IDEAL TEACHING ARTIST QUALIFICATIONS:
- Professional artist background
- Some classroom experience with K-12 students
- Classroom management skills
- Interest in arts integration
- Working knowledge of the state education standards
- Ability to travel to schools around the Phoenix area
- Possession of a fingerprint clearance card by 8/22/20
The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program was made possible from support from our partners including:
ASU Gammage’s Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program is produced in collaboration with