Mission

A network that advocates for, supports and empowers Teaching Artists in the Mid-Atlantic region.

advocate

TAMA is the TA seat at the table where decisions are made.

support

TAMA is a TA’s connection to best practices and other artists and the community.

empower

TOGETHER we are stronger and more confident to reach career goals.

What is a Teaching Artist?

Let’s define us, together.

What is a Teaching Artist?

To WHO, in what SETTINGS, and for what PURPOSES are you TEACHING your ART?

The #TATuesdayTakeover Initiative

Many of you have a social media audience.  TAMA strongly believes in the power of our togetherness. Let’s unite our realms of influence to foster a regional conversation about the field, our collective work and the impact it has on our communities. #TATuesdayTakeover is an opportunity for a Teaching Artist to be featured on our platform. You post as many or as few pics and details about your Tuesday to both tribes (TAMA and YOURS). This is a great way to expand your audience, post your awesomeness for a full day and give people insight into the everyday life of a teaching artist. You have stories to tell about the power of Teaching Artistry in action. You’ve experienced obstacles because Teaching Artistry is isolating, the field is evolving and not established in the general mindset. Let’s advocate together for a greater awareness of what Teaching Artists do and how they do it. Let’s curate our story through the vehicle of social media! Learn more on how you can get involved today!

News and Announcements

This January Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic will host an unprecedented number of local meetings.

To launch this initiative, TAMA is hosting 3 webinars. Learn more about the programs, and reserve your spot today.

Won’t you join a Network?

Explore the current groups throughout each state and get connected in your region! Don’t see a group in your region or that works with your schedule? Step up as a Local Coordinator! Reach out for support as you create a local network.  This guide makes the task of starting a group manageable and achievable!

Donate

It’s 2020, and TAMA – the organization that is by, for and about Teaching Artists – is here and now!

Donate now at Fractured Atlas!

We continue to build the TA network with no membership fee.  Over the past 2½ years, with no income, we carried out our mission by:

  • electing a board with Directors in Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania  (and seeking representation in DE, DC, NY, VA, WV);
  • adopting a strategic plan and governing by-laws;
  • conducting Quarterly Regional Networking Meetings with live online access and that have moved throughout the region – so far we have visited Olney, MD; Bethlehem, PA; Newark, NJ; Washington, DC and Richmond, VA;
  • sending newsletters and notifications with information pertinent to the livelihood of a TA;
  • developing a website that continues to grow;
  • providing resources and promotional tools for you to organize and host your own local networks; and
  • supporting Teaching Artists to organize and share their voice at the table where decisions are made!

We ask that you donate $20 to help TAMA achieve its mission. Your donation will support:

  • complete website design to launch in September 2020 with a public artist roster and private section for donors;
  • video and sound equipment for network events so everyone can hear and be heard, and can see and be seen, both in person and online;
  • more opportunities for Teaching Artists to market, to learn and to network;
  • and, honestly, overhead (you know, all those pesky business expenses such as the web domain, PO Box, Zoom and MailChimp accounts, etc., etc…). Note: we have no employees at this point – we’re all volunteers.

These initiatives are pulled from the ideas you have requested in the TAMA survey.   We are growing TAMA, together.  If you have questions, concerns or interests in how your funds will directly support TAMA, please contact us.

By donating today, you will show your commitment and add your voice to our emerging network and our program goals for the field in the Mid-Atlantic region!

Teaching Artists of the Mid-Atlantic (TAMA) is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of TAMA must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

Donate now at Fractured Atlas!