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 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 2019-2020 school year. Applications are now closed for the 2019-2020 school year. Applications for the 2020-2021 school year will open in Spring 2020.

Download an info sheet on The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artist Program.

More information on the Kennedy Center Arts Integration method.

The Molly Blank Fund Teaching Artists Program Roster.


TAP artists who complete the program will receive a $500 honorarium. TAP artists must obtain a fingerprint clearance card by September 15, 2019.

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Commit to the training dates

Mandatory training dates and times are the evening of Fri 8/2/19, and 8:30 - 5:00 PM on Sat 8/3/19, Thu 10/3/19, Fri 10/4/19, and Sat 10/5/19.

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. TAP artists will also participate in workshops, such as AZ State Department of Education Standards, classroom management, and marketing (Dates TBD).

Implement a residency

After the October training, TAP artists will develop a residency plan with arts-integrated lesson plans. With assistance from ASU Gammage and our partnering districts, TAP artists will implement a residency in one of our partner schools.


  • Professional artist background
  • Some classroom experience
  • Classroom management skills
  • Interest in arts integration
  • Understanding of schools and teachers
  • Working knowledge of the state education standards
  • Ability to travel to schools around the Phoenix area
  • Fingerprint clearance card 

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