Young Audiences Maryland
Funded in March, 2008: $60000 for 2 years
Young Audiences of Maryland has partnered with the Arts Education in Maryland Schools Alliance and the Maryland State Arts Council to form the Teaching Artist Institute (TAI). The Dana Foundation grant enables YAMD to expand the training opportunities offered to teaching artists, offer quarterly follow-up training and network meetings for graduates and to implement a mentoring program between school teachers and TAI participants. TAI will offer two training tracks, Bringing Your Art into the Classroom, for beginning teaching artists and Designing and Delivering Arts Integrated Residencies, for seasoned teaching artists. Each track will train 20 artists with the goal of empowering the artists with innovative tools, knowledge, and experiences to help ensure that they are delivering high quality arts experiences that enhance learning in the arts and other academic areas.