Teaching Artists

Tennessee Teaching Artists

The Tennessee Arts Commission defines teaching artists as professional artists skilled at teaching their craft in an educational setting. The intent of the Teaching Artist Program is to enrich and support quality education, not to supplant services provided by trained arts educators. Professional artists can enhance the educational process and provide inroads to learning that are engaging, creative, and meaningful.

Teaching artists often incorporate a variety of techniques and adjust instruction according to the specific needs of educational environments. For information regarding the application process to become a Tennessee Arts Commission Teaching Artist, view the Teaching Artist Roster Guidelines. 

Teaching Artist Roster Renewal Form

All current and returning Roster Artists must complete their profile update before May 31 using this form: TAR Renewal Form.


For questions about the Teaching Artist Roster, please contact Julia Stark, Arts Learning Specialist at julia.stark@tn.gov

Search the Teaching Artist Roster

The TN Teaching Artist Roster is an online searchable database of professional teaching artists and arts organizations who are approved to work on grant-funded Tennessee Arts Commission projects and programs.

Teaching Artist Roster Guidelines

Please refer to these guidelines prior to applying to be on the TN Teaching Artist Roster.

Teaching Artist Application

This is the application for applicants seeking to be on the TN Teaching Artist Roster.

Teaching Artist Roster Profile Update Form

This is the profile update form for returning Roster Artists to complete for the annual profile renewal process May1-June 30

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