Association of Performing Arts Presenters, Inc. - 2004

Funded in March, 2004: $60000 for 2 years
The Dana grant will fund the Association of Performing Arts Presenters' proposed Artist Educator Initiative which will create and pilot an in-depth training for professional artists who teach in schools. The initiative will be delivered in three segments over the course of a year in partnership with the Kentucky Center. The course framework is based on work done by a group of leading arts educators under the auspices of the Kennedy Center, and summarized in its 2001 publication Creating Capacity: A Framework for Providing Professional Development Opportunities for Teaching Artists. It is hoped that this pilot project will ultimately serve as a model for a national network of training hub sites for teaching artists.