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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!

Response to AftA News: Don't Drink the Koolaid

June 2021: The AftA Arts Education Council.  TAMA stands with the AftA Arts Education Council. In December 2020, we echoed Quanice Floyd’s call for  AftA to increase transparency, accountability & progress towards racial equity in its role as a national leader in the arts/culture sector.

TAs Write Elected Officials

March 2020: TAs struggle as independent contractors, part-time employees & gig workers.  We invite you to adapt this letter and write arts agencies and elected officials to ensure we are heard and recognized.

TAMA Board Elections

March 2021: Learn about the candidates for the 2021 TAMA Board of Directors Election: Tuesday, May 12, 2021 | 9AM

My Dearest Arts Organization

March 2021:  GuildNotes published My Dearest Arts Organization, Are You Listening? to share a collage of TA perspectives on the impact of the pandemics, and offers a checklist on how arts organizations can do better.

TAs As Paid Professionals

August 2020: Recognize the importance and value of teaching artists as paid professionals.  What can you do stakeholders?  This paper outlines strategies for TAs, funders, arts/culture sector, schools/education sector and policymakers.

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

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.

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