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ERIC Number: EJ939784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1541-1796
Teaching Artists as Leaders: What Is Missing in Arts Organizations
Saraniero, Patricia
Teaching Artist Journal, v2 n3 p177-179 2004
Running an arts organization is not an easy undertaking in the United States. Political dramas, artistic differences, financial struggles and seemingly smaller audiences present great challenges to those who work to maintain professional arts in our communities. As arts organizations search for solutions, there is an underutilized resource in most communities--Teaching Artists. Arts organizations would do well to consider the place of Teaching Artists within their own walls. As a burgeoning field, they talk quite a lot about their external partners, particularly teachers. However, many Teaching Artists are sent into the community by an arts organization. Many of these artists are more intimately involved with the school, senior center or community center where they teach than with the organization that employs them. Few Teaching Artists have the luxury of a full-time position. This structure can leave many artists on the fringes, unable to participate more completely in the daily workings of an arts institution. Teaching Artists bring four key qualities to an arts institution that few others can. In this article, the author discusses how these nuanced qualities shape the unique nature of artist educators.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States