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. 

2021-2022 Teaching Artist Roster Profile Updates

All current and returning Roster Artists must complete their profile update by June 30, 2021 using this form: 2021-2022 Roster Profile Update Form. 


For questions about the Teaching Artist Roster, please contact Michelle Sipes, Arts Learning Specialist, at michelle.sipes@tn.gov

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