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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.



The Association of Teaching Artists is 20 years old!

For the past two decades, ATA has been there as an international community of practice and network to advocate, support, expand opportunities, and recognition for Teaching Artists.

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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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Challenges Faced by Teaching Artists
Compiled from:
Snapshot: State of Teaching Artists Fall 2015 Survey
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  The Ideas and Beliefs at the Core of Teaching Artist Practice

Complied from a 2016 ATA Survey


Open Survey
Working As A Teaching Artist: Challenges 2018


In the aftermath of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on February 14, the Association of Teaching Artists (ATA) is seeking to facilitate a discussion and capture responses from Teaching Artists who work in k-12 education and after school programs to five questions.

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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.