Discover what Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists offer DE, DC, MD, NJ, NY, PA, VA, and WV!

Who is a Mid-Atlantic Teaching Artist?

A dynamic and vibrant arts professional specializing in leading arts-learning and -making experiences in educational and community settings.

Also known as arts educators, cultural bearers, participatory artists, activists, citizen artists, innovators, cultivators, imagineers, master artists and community artists.

We are TAMA

By, For, & About Teaching Artists

TAMA showcases mid-Atlantic Teaching Artists’ (TAs) craft in education and artistry and strives to promote awareness about the profession while inspiring professionalism among our members.

Where TAs feel deeply seen, connected and valued.

TAMA is collaborative environment that fosters inspiration and mutual learning through our carefully designed Directory, Events Calendar, Online Forums, and Bulletin Board.

TAMA seeds local and regional networks to encourage communication and collaboration among Teaching Artists about doing business, teaching, and creating art.

Explore TAMA's Directory

Whether you are the arts and culture sector, the philanthropic community, policymakers, schools, libraries, museums, retirement homes, detention centers, wellness centers, businesses, or a community group, search the directory to find the Teaching Artist who is right for your next mid-Atlantic arts-learning and -making experience.

Spread awareness and show your support for TAs

When you wear TAMA merch in your community, you support local Teaching Artists! Be ready though with a resopnse to, “What is a Teaching Artist?” Let’s grow awareness about this undervalued and underpaid profession.

Stronger, braver, wiser together. Join us 👇🏼

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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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