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Teaching Artistry for Social Impact

via Kadenze


Join us to learn about the work that artists do in communities and schools to make a change in the world.  You will develop your skills to produce social impact through your creative practice. 
The course illuminates a range of strategies that teaching artists use to bring vision, intention, and effective practice to their socially engaged work. The strategies identified draw on teaching artist practice from around the world and illustrate the design and efficacy of that practice in different cultural settings.
Take this opportunity to expand your work, under the guidance of teaching artist experts. Throughout the course, you will be given opportunities to reflect on and develop your own practice and provided with a framework to shape your next project for social impact.
The course can be taken as a standalone learning experience or can be enhanced by engaging with the four case studies of teaching artists’ responses to the climate emergency in 2021 in the ITAC IMPACT: Climate Case Studies. [Click here to explore the Climate Case Studies]
Who is this course for?
  • Artists with some experience and an understanding of teaching artistry
  • Professionals who work with teaching artists
  • Those new to the field will find exciting challenges to consider.

This is not an entry-level course. We assume you are already familiar with the basics of teaching artistry and know how to creatively engage groups. 
For an introduction to the fundamentals of teaching artistry, you may want to start with the Kadenze Academy online course: Introduction to Being a Teaching Artist


  • Getting Started
    • Why is this urgent? About you Gathering what you bring to the course Challenges
  • Your Culminating Project
    • Project planning Feedback Preparing materials Project submission
  • Welcome and Orientation
    • Overview; What is a teaching artist? Introductions; Elements of this course; Your Journal and Your Project.
  • Maximising Impact
    • Facilitation Scaffolding Storytelling
  • Choices, Fun & Advice
    • Choices Pleasure Advice from the experts
  • The Working Group
    • Your Working Group Empathy map Stakeholder map Documentation
  • Social Impact
    • Social impact Creative engagement Conducive environment Working agreements Positive working environments Relevance
  • Logic Model and Impact
    • The Logic Model Assessing impact Continuum of Impact
  • Language and Ethics
    • Glossary Ethical considerations The Impact '22 Artists The Culminating Project
  • Motivation
    • Intrinsic motivation Using facts Reflective and great questions Excellence in artistic practice

Taught by

Susmitha Rajan, Amanda Morris, Lance Scaife-Elliott, Richard Sheehan, Eric Booth, Gowri Savoor, Aislinn Ryan, Madeleine McGirk and Brad Haseman


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