The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program

The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program

The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program (TAP) is designed to create teaching artists in the metro Phoenix area that have been trained in the Kennedy Center arts integration method. After training, these teaching artists will develop residency lesson plans that will be implemented in a classroom setting. TAP artists who fulfill all the program requirements will receive $500 upon completion of the program. TAP artists will also be listed on ASU Gammage’s Teaching Artists Roster helping them to secure future teaching opportunities.

The program is limited to 30 - 40 local artists (both novice and experienced) who can commit to the entire program, which spans the 2020-2021 school year.

The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program Roster.

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More information on the Kennedy Center Arts Integration method.

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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.


  • 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: 

Molly Blank TAP Partners

ASU Gammage’s Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program is produced in collaboration with

Kennedy Center Partners in Education