MINDPOP and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Museums and Cultural Programs, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, are excited to offer the Emerging Teaching Artists program (ETA). The purpose of ETA is to increase the number of artists of color and artists with disabilities working in classrooms across Austin. View more
Successful applicants will come from these communities, will have a clear interest in teaching arts to children or adults, and demonstrate a strong
MINDPOP and the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Museums and Cultural Programs, with the support of the National Endowment for the Arts, are excited to offer the Emerging Teaching Artists program (ETA). The purpose of ETA is to increase the number of artists of color and artists with disabilities working in classrooms across Austin.
Successful applicants will come from these communities, will have a clear interest in teaching arts to children or adults, and demonstrate a strong creative/arts background.
A stipend of $600 for all ETA fellows will be given upon successful completion of the program.
ETA fellows will participate in a 14-session course combining virtual synchronous meetings and asynchronous work, in which they will learn the in\’s and out\’s of:
Curriculum Development/Lesson Planning
Creativity & Arts Relevance
Working with Diverse Populations
Career Preparation & Development
Fellows will also be paired with a mentor during the course. See more details below.
Artists working in the visual arts, theater, dance, music, digital, literary, and performance art are invited to participate in this exciting seminar. Prior teaching experience is not required to participate.
PROGRAM DATES: March 20th – May 6, 2023 | Monday evenings & Saturday mornings (90 mins. each)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 3rd, 2023
RESUME (.doc or .pdf)
3-5 samples of your work. Can be IMAGES, VIDEO or AUDIO files. We are interested in artists of all genres. Portfolios are reviewed for the purpose of confirming your commitment to the arts.
Personal Statement (.doc or .pdf or .mov): Please limit your writing to no more than 500 words or a 3 minute video. You may speak to the following topics: a) Your background in your artistic areas of focus; b) Your interest and/or experience in teaching and arts education; c) How this program fits into your career path.
ETA TEACHING ARTIST TRAINING: Fellows will participate in 14 90-minute virtual sessions, convening twice a week from March 20th – May 6th, 2023. These virtual meetings will include group work and speakers, which will pair with asynchronous online assignments as they learn the foundations of working as a teaching artist. The ETA seminar will use \”hands-on\”, experiential learning, readings, and discussions with community representatives of the arts to provide basic skills in curriculum development, classroom management, and career development.
MENTORSHIP: ETA fellows will each be paired with a mentor who is an expert in their field. Fellows and Mentors will meet for at least two 60-minute consultations during or upon completion of the spring course.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS and NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES: ETA fellows will also have access to other professional development and networking opportunities, including MINDPOP’s Flashdrive professional learning series, Quarterly Meetings for arts education providers and Creative Connections, which are geared towards increasing employment and funding opportunities for Austin teaching artists.
FELLOWSHIP SELECTION: ETA fellowships will be awarded to individual artists of color and artists with disabilities who have a deep interest in teaching art to children or adults. No prior education or teaching experience is required to participate.
ABOUT THE FACILITATORS: Hortencia Campbell and Maurice Clark, also known as Tenci and Sol Xprsn, facilitated the 2022 cohort and will be returning for another round this year. They are co-founders of Ufulu Child– a Texas-based \”home\” for Freedom Seekers worldwide rooted in artistry and wellness. Beyond being husband and wife, they are Hip-Hop/Soul performing artists and holistic healers with expertise spanning from Kemetic (Ancient African) Yoga, Reiki, Meditation, & Holistic Lifestyle Transformation, to Sacred Geometry Artwork, Songwriting, Sound Healing, and beyond. The trajectory of Ufulu Child changed forever after witnessing Tenci’s mother reverse her cancer and diabetes by applying key elements of a holistic healing system they now call the Freedom 5. Ufulu Child is on a mission to help people all over the world live a healthy lifestyle while unlocking next-level self-love. People from all walks of life are becoming healthier, happier, spiritually empowered, and more of themselves due to this mission and they show no signs of slowing down. Everyday people join their powerful \”Freedom Tribe,\” for inspiration, accountability, easy-to-follow programs, and 1-on-1 coaching in freedom lifestyle mastery. To learn more or join their email list visit UfuluChild.com.
ADA | The City of Austin is proud to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you require special assistance for participation in our programs or use of our facilities please call 512-974-3914 or 711 Relay Texas.
La ciudad de Austin está comprometida al Acta de Americanos Incapacitados. Si requiere asistencia para participar en nuestros programas por favor llame al teléfono número 512-974-3914 o 711 Relay Texas.