(maybe) you’d like to be a teacher… Applying for Artist Opportunities - Teaching visual art exchange. the business of being an artist

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  • (maybe) youd like to be a teacher Applying for Artist Opportunities - Teaching visual art exchange. the business of being an artist
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  • What teaching opportunities are there for artists? arts centers schools after school programs community centers colleges arts councils non-profits with residency programs and more! Applying for Artist Opportunities - Teaching visual art exchange. the business of being an artist
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  • Are you ready to teach? How knowledgeable are you in your subject matter? How long have you been practicing in this medium? Are you active in the community in your field of interest? Do you enjoy personal interactions with strangers? How organized are you? Are you willing to share the knowledge & secrets you have learned? Are you prepared for students to copy your personal work? Are you enthusiastic about your work and can you instill that in others? If you have not taught before, are you willing to volunteer as a teachers assistant? Applying for Artist Opportunities - Teaching visual art exchange. the business of being an artist
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  • Where/who do you want to teach? DO YOUR RESEARCH! Study course offerings Visit the center or school Talk to other participants/ employees Talk to your gallery about doing a workshop or lecture Find out if your art council has a teaching directory
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  • Teaching Opportunites visual art exchange. The business of being an artist Putting yourself together Show and Tell assemble pictures of students work and sample lesson plans. Assemble a portfolio of your body of work AND/OR Create a professional looking website that represents you as an artist and an instructor Familiarize yourself with teaching trends, breakthroughs and concerns Applying for Artist Opportunities - Teaching visual art exchange. the business of being an artist
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  • Making contact (when youre ready) Contact the correct staff person. (research!) Express your interest in teaching and very briefly explain your course proposal idea. Ask for a meeting. @ The Meeting Show up on time and prepared to talk about your art experience, teaching experience and teaching style. Be flexible and open to suggestions. Send a thank-you note. Applying for Artist Opportunities - Teaching visual art exchange. the business of being an artist
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  • Pitch your Class Create a unique course proposal that is different from but complimentary to what is currently offered Include a course syllabus that details the course timeline, resources to be used, etc. Show and Tell provide pictures of student work, your work, sample lesson plans, etc. Have appropriate professional references ready Applying for Artist Opportunities - Teaching visual art exchange. the business of being an artist