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Your TA Home in the Mid-Atlantic

We serve DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, WV!

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We are TAMA

By, For, & About Teaching Artists

TAMA seeds local and regional networks throughout the mid-Atlantic region to encourage communication and collaboration among Teaching Artists about doing business, teaching, and creating art in order to establish an equitable and vibrant arts ecosystem. We grow together!

Two Figure Models hold a puzzle piece. The words, "The wise Teaching Artist cultivates strong collegial relationships and deep friendships to find the best jobs." By Michael Wiggins in Teaching Artist Sutras

Plan Your Month

📢 Monthly Networking, Learning & Collaboration Events  

⁣TAMA hosts regular gatherings. Check out TA Cafes on the First Mondays at 9:30 AM and on Third Fridays at 2:30 PM. Genesis meets on second Tuesdays at 1 PM.

View the TAMA events calendar. 


❤️ 💪  Are you a TA in DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, or WV?


Members stay up-to-date with the latest job, grant and training opportunities. Plus they have our collective’s shared resources and tools at their fingertips.  

Have an opportunity or resource you want to share? Post it on TAMA’s Community Bulletin Board here!

Teaching Artist Advocates

📢 As a Teaching Artist, it is your professional responsibility to advocate for the profession and the field!

Make a commitment today to participate in your state’s advocacy day. Map out ways you can raise awareness about your work. Identify persons and organizations in your sphere of influence. Tell legislators why the arts and teaching artists matter! 

Need ideas on how to advocate for self and the field? Begin your advocacy journey with us. Drop into a virtual TA Cafe to get empowered, strategize and practice your negotiations and pitches.

Check out Our Resources to explore our growing bank of advocacy tools.

With Your Support

🪴 We can grow.

TAMA has minimal monthly expenses to run its website & TA directory, create & promote programs, and maintain its 501(c)(3) status. 

Your support makes it all possible. 


TAMA Happenings

TAMA Board Meetings
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Khaleshia Thorpe-Price is committed to TAMA because it “provides a supportive community that encourages the growth of teaching artists.”

A copy of the current financial statement of TAMA is available by writing PO Box 212, Riverdale, MD 20738-0212 or by emailing us. Documents and information submitted under the Maryland Solicitations Act are also available, for the cost of postage and copies, from the Maryland Secretary of State, State House, Annapolis MD 21401, (410) 974-5534.

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