Teaching Artistry: As the Embodiment of Democracy (in Myanmar)

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 […]

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A New Framework for Understanding the “Teaching Artist” Field

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 […]

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The Citizen-­Artist: A Revolution of the Heart Within the Arts

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 […]

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Training MusicianCorps

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.

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