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Teaching Artist Institute

Do you have a passion for young people and arts and culture? Are you an artist who is interested in teaching?

September 15-17, 2022, from 10am-5pm  |  $40

Wharton Center’s Institute for Arts & Creativity is thrilled to announce our inaugural Teaching Artist Institute. This workshop is for emerging fine artists—performing and visual arts—that would like a thorough look at the profession of teaching artistry.

Learn what it means to be a teaching artist and how to utilize the skills you already possess, facilitated by teaching artistry experts, including Eric Booth.

Participants will receive three days of workshop, lunch each day, and a copy of Eric’s book The Everyday Work of Art.

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Participants will be selected by August 29 and will receive additional registration and payment information.

Teaching-Artist-Eric.jpgAbout Eric Booth

In 2015, Eric Booth was given the nation’s highest award in arts education—the only artist ever to receive it—and was named one of the 25 most influential people in the arts in the United States.

He began as a Broadway actor and has since became a businessman, author (with seven published books and over 125 articles), international consultant, and keynote speaker, among other titles.

Called “the father of the teaching artist profession,” Booth has been a faculty member at Juilliard (12 years), Tanglewood (5 years), The Kennedy Center (20 years), and Lincoln Center Education (41 years). He founded the International Teaching Artist Collaborative: the world’s first global network of teaching artists, and its Climate Collective of teaching artists committed climate crisis response. 

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Financial assistance is available.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly at stuible3@whartoncenter.com or (517) 884‑3166.