City Lore, Inc.
Funded in March, 2007: $35000 for 1 years
Dana funding will enable City Lore to create a model training program designed to prepare traditional artists to work as teaching artists in public schools. The training will include professional development opportunities through a 3-day Artist Institute and 4 workshops held during the 2007-8 school year. Additionally, mentorships and internships with experienced teaching artists working in two of their partner schools will be provided along with opportunities to perform and conduct an in-class lesson with observations and feedback by mentor artists and City Lore staff who will provide assistance in developing unit and lesson plans, and professional resource materials, such as books, DVDs, and City Lore's Teaching Artist Manual.