Welcome to TAMA!

Get started with your new TAMA account:

  • Register your account
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  • Teaching Artist Principles
    TAMA advocates for Professional Teaching Artists.TAMA’s principles are a journey for all of us, even TAMA itself. The TAMA Board continually improves the site, the Directory, our communication tools, TAMA’s Resources, and Bulletin Board to increase our potential for achieving an equitable, sustainable, and vibrant arts ecosystem. Use it all to build and grow your career and practice. As you familiarize yourself with the principles, participate and help devise solutions to problems we face. It takes all of us!
  • STEP 1: Complete your profile (in 14 days)!
    Click “profile” in the brown navigation menu at the top to view and edit your member profile. Create a profile that supports your marketing needs. Stay simple and minimal, linking to your own personal website. Or get specific about your work and continually update it, making your TAMA profile your website! You decide what you want to share with TAMA, friends, members and the whole wide web.
  • Troubleshoot Issues
    No doubt you will run into issues. We are here for you! Drop us a line, or explore our website tips folder with step-by-step instructions for frequently asked questions. Stay in touch, and let us know what challenges you encounter. Your feedback and input help build a user-friendly site that brings more visibility to you, develops connections across the region, increases support for arts education and creative lifelong learning, and grows awareness for the profession of teaching artistry!
  • STEP 2a: Join the Regional Network and Your State Network
    Connect to TAMA’s community network groups. Request to join private Regional and State communities, and any other networks that interest you. Once your approved, you can access your networks using the brown horizontal menu at the top of the screen by clicking on groups.
  • STEP 2b: Subscribe to and post to the forum
    Share your knowledge and connect to community through our forum and bulletin boards! Visit the “community connection” tab to get started. Check the website tips folder to learn how you can subscribe to forums and receive notifications to your email (immediately, or as a daily or weekly digest).
  • Welcome Survey
    Make the most of your membership by completing the member survey. It will help the TAMA Board know you and your needs!
  • STEP 3: Update your activity
    Click “activity” in the brown navigation menu to share an update on your profile. Your activity will post to the public activity feed on the welcome page, where others can learn about what you are up to, possibly participate in it, and definitely celebrate and encourage you in your work. Offering a new program, participating in a conference, or inviting colleagues to join your public course – update your activity with happenings regularly to practice promoting yourself.
  • STEP 4: Invite a friend!
    TAMA’s strength lies in its community, and we can make it even stronger by building it together. To start expanding your network, simply click on “friends” in the brown navigation menu at the top, and search the TAMA Directory for colleagues to invite to your circle. Drop an email to TA colleagues you don’t see in the TA Directory. Share TAMA with them and let’s continue to grow our community!

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Thanks for completing your profile!

As professionals, we face the challenge of limited data about who we are, what we do and where we work, which makes it hard to advocate for and secure funding and policies that benefit us. But worry not! Your profile can help promote your work and provide data for our region. When filling out your profile, you can control who sees the content in every field. Visibility options include: everyone, only me, all members, and my friends. Just a heads up, the “Only Me” option includes TAMA administration so we can collect the data for the field.