puppets_5Our Teaching Artists

Teaching artists are an integral part of the Allied Arts Education Project (AAEP). They are professional artists who are also trained in arts education and provide the residencies, workshops, and other art projects that allow our program to thrive. We currently have 24 artists offering workshops in visual art, theatre, and dance. The teaching artists are committed to continuing and deepening our arts program. You can read more about how this process works below.

Check out our fabulous teaching artists who specialize in dance, theatre, and visual arts in our Teaching Artist Roster. Read a brief description of who they are and what they do. Each artist has specific lesson plans in mind.

A recent study by The President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities has confirmed that our award winning Education Project is meeting an essential need for our children, communities, businesses and future generations. Click here to read the full report.

Study results show that US schools invested in arts improve test scores and foster students’ workforce competitiveness. They also reaffirm that arts education provides critical benefit to the private sector. Business leaders are increasingly looking for employees who are creative, collaborative and innovative thinkers — essential skills for the jobs of tomorrow.

The teaching artist roster is the list of our various teaching artists and what they do. Any school, teacher, or organization can select an artist/project through this roster in order to inspire and instruct students. After determining your funding source, you may contact the artists directly to organize workshop details or call our Education Project Manager to make arrangements for bringing them to your school.
Artists and materials fees are paid by AAEP and the responsible organization is then invoiced for payment to AAEP. If your AAEP workshop has been offered to you by a Parent-Teacher Organization representative, the fees will be reported to AAEP and billed to your PTO. You will need to work with the PTO representative and notify them when your AAEP workshop has been completed.

If you have school funds to use for an arts workshop for your class, please contact AAEP for scheduling and payment information. If your workshop has been offered to you by your school or district, it may be funded through a grant or sponsorship. The offering announcement will indicate if there is any fee to the school. Generally, grant-sponsored workshops are organized through collaboration with the school district and AAEP and do not charge fees to the teacher/school.

  • Determine your source of funding (district offering, PTO, school funds, sponsor).
  • Choose your artist(s) workshop from the Teaching Artist offerings in the above roster.
  • Contact the artist to organize workshop details or contact AAEP to organize a residency, mural project, or community partner program.
  • Enjoy your arts education offering!
  • Advise your PTO, school, or organization that the workshop has been completed to assure proper billing.
Read more about our teaching artists and their specific lesson plans here or click here for a general overview of other AAEP programs.