Established in 2002, the Association of Teaching Artists Distinguished Service to Field Awards seek to raise the visibility of Teaching Artists within the arts in education fields and in the organizations for which they work. This year, for the first time, the Awards will be expanded to offer three categories:
The Distinguished Service to the Field Award, given to a long-tenured artist educator is awarded to ATA founder, and out-going Executive Director Dale Davis for her more than 20 years of service supporting Teaching Artists in New York state and beyond through the creation and growth of the organization. .
The Innovation in Teaching Artistry Award given to an early-mid career Teaching Artist demonstrating innovation and excellence in the field, is awarded to Ali Santana. Santana is a multi-media Teaching Artist with the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) where he has developed a series of multi-media arts programs for the for MoMA Teens. For the inaugural year, ATA has partnered with Lincoln Center Education’s Teaching Artist Development Labs.
The Teaching Artist Ally Award given to a professional or organization integral to the work of teaching artists, but not a teaching artist themselves is awarded jointly to Ed Friedman and Maura O’Malley co-founders of Lifetime Arts. Lifetime Arts builds the capacity of organizations and Teaching Artists to design, deliver and sustain arts education programs for older adults and has guided the design and funding of multiple training workshops for over 1000 Teaching Artists across the U.S.
*ATA is pleased to partner with Lincoln Center Education’s Summer Forum on the “Innovation in Teaching Artistry” Award. The recipient of this award will receive a full scholarship to attend Lincoln Center Education’s Teaching Artist Development Labs, which welcome local, national, and international teaching artists of all disciplines and at all stages of their careers for rigorous professional development training in July. Spend 10 days on Lincoln Center’s New York campus deepening your teaching artist practice through meaningful encounters with live works of art, keynote speakers, panels, field trips, small group learning, and opportunities for social mixing with teaching artists from all over the world.
ATA thanks The New School’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA) in their partnership to host the 2019 ATA Awards. CoPA’s many undergraduate and graduate programs in Drama, Jazz, Classical and Contemporary Music have strong curricular connections to teaching artistry, including the new masters in Arts Management & Entrepreneurship. ATA seeks to raise the visibility of teaching artistry as a viable career path for the next generation of artists and is thrilled to see CoPA integrate this work into their curricula. A
ATA is pleased to partner with Teaching Artistry with Courtney J. Boddie podcast which highlights teaching artistry’s impact across communities. The show features riveting conversations with teaching artists and arts education leaders, who work with intention to move the profession forward, exact change and are fiercely devoted advocates for the arts.