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The Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) is a not for profit advocacy organization in New York State that brings together artists who teach in schools and in the community to: Educate, Collaborate, and Communicate.


About ATA

The Association of Teaching Artists (ATA), the oldest, independent organization serving Teaching Artists in the country, is a practitioner led international network and community of practice that supports artists who work in education and community venues. The Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) was founded at a summit in Poughkeepsie, New York in April 1998.


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Snapshot: State of Teaching Artists Fall 2015 Survey
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As artists and educators we create work that reflects, questions, and puts a mirror up to reflect the world around us. In the latest presidential election cycle and in the wake of its results, the world has turned itself inside out and now more than ever the arts and our work are needed.

As in the last 19 years, in accordance with our mission as an independent non-profit organization, the Association of Teaching Artists does not waiver in its commitment to advocate and support Teaching Artists by providing resources and information through our listserv, Facebook page and website

The Executive Director and the Board of Directors take our responsibility very seriously and hope that you stand with us, as we advocate for you, while you advocate for the communities you work with to have every opportunity to engage in the arts. Please support our efforts by giving $5, $10, $25, $50, $100 or more. The DONATE button is on the top right of this page.

We thank you for your support and for all of the beautiful and important work that you do!

Dale Davis, Executive Director

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Courtney J. Boddie
Glenna Avila
Michael Wiggins
Sobha Kavanakudiyil
Stephen Butler
Sojn Boothroyd
Lauren Jost
James Miles
Thomas Cabaniss
Jose Velez

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      The Association of Teaching Artists is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.