TACP 1002 OL - Business of Art Teaching Artists (3)
This course focuses on the practical and business skills needed to support and sustain a career as a working professional teaching artist. In this course, the student learns to identify the resources and is trained in the job readiness and entrepreneurial skills one must know as a teaching artist. It addresses specific demands outside of working in the field or studio and making art. In addition to examining current trends and transitions in the field, students develop traditional presentation materials, when are central when applying for residencies. Tills includes writing artist statements and cover letters, shooting digital images and other variables of a presentation packet. Through lectures, student research projects, trips to venues and class discussions, students examine best practices for grants and residencies, taxes, contracts, record keeping, and basic dos and don’ts. Guest speakers from the local arts community as well as master teaching artists are scheduled to discuss different aspects of the profession.
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