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The Basics of Teaching Artistry

via Kadenze Program


  • Map the field of teaching artistry in order to engage artistically, effectively and ethically with diverse communities and cultures
  • Engage with and develop the core capabilities of the teaching artist, drawn from the proven practice of lead teaching artists
  • Re-frame and apply your artistic practice for community contexts through exchange, collaboration and co-creation


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Introduction to Being a Teaching Artist

This course introduces widely held understandings of the term teaching artist. Using examples of teaching artist practice you will observe and identify the many skills, communities and places teaching artists are called on to work. Based on these examples you will devise an entry level project which matches your interests and skill levels.Course Image: Daniel McKewen, ‘Hollywood Mapping Project’ 2013. Photograph courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Course 2: The Work of Teaching Artists

This course has been designed by the longstanding and expert team of teaching artists and staff at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, considered by many to be the birthplace of teaching artistry. In this course - The Work of Teaching Artists - Lincoln Center Education (LCE) will guide you through their systematic approach to arts education, demonstrating the skills needed for teaching artists to activate the artistry of others. You will be introduced to LCE’s seven “Purpose Threads,” which…

Course 3: Teaching Artists, Audiences and Communities

This course introduces teaching artists to the core principles which underpin successful engagement with audiences and communities.The course features case studies from the work of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (Queensland, Australia) and introduces different approaches and knowledge required to work with multiple and diverse contexts and communities.
Areas covered include: building projects and activities to deepen engagement with works of art, commissioning new work, understanding the…

Course 4: The Places of Teaching Artistry

The Sydney Opera House specialises in long term teaching artist projects with a particular focus on exploring creativity in education. The physical building of the Sydney Opera House is at the heart of all projects. This course will focus on place as an enabling driver of developing creative projects, and complement the skills learnt in the first three courses.Teaching artists work with communities based in all kinds of physical places and spaces. In this course students explore how…

Taught by

Harmony Jiroudek, Brad Haseman, Richard Sheehan, Yoojin Oh, Jean Taylor, John Holyoke, Rebecca Lamoin, Judith McLean, sally mcrae, Frank Newman and Lilly Blue


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