A New Framework for Understanding the Field of Artists Who Work in Education and Community Settings Used in the Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Development Labs by Eric Booth, January 2017 Let’s start with a few agreements. 1. Let’s recognize that there are certain capacities inherent to artistry that, when developed, can grow into an […]
March 2017 I have never seen the like of it in the global field of teaching artistry. An experiment is unfolding at the Gitameit School in Yangon, Myanmar. The school thrives in a three story house in the hard poverty neighborhood of Yankin, with its open gutters of garbage and sewage, tiny homes, and stalls […]
A New Framework for Understanding the “Teaching Artist” Field Eric Booth, February 2015 Let’s start with three agreements. 1. Let’s use the term “teaching artist” as a basket that contains other names for artists who work in communities and other participatory settings. Decades of semantic separation has fostered a sense of fragmentation that has discouraged […]
The Citizen-Artist: A Revolution of the Heart Within the Arts By Eric Booth Dorothy Day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, famously said that “The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?” A revolution of the […]
In August 2012, delegates from 23 countries came to Oslo, Norway, for the first ever world conference about teaching artistry; here's what happened...
In his 2012 Commencement Address at New England Conservatory, Eric lays out an inspiring vision for young artists.
An overview of the profession of teaching artistry.
An article in the Teaching Artist Journal about the training for the first cohort of MusicianCorps Fellows—a peace corps of musicians in American inner cities.
This essay for the Creative Campus Assembly identifies the skills we to develop in young artists.
A reminder-list of key elements for new (and not so new) Teaching Artists to Remember.