.                  Teaching Artist Support Collaborative  
                          of California (TASC)
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About TASC

TASC serves as a statewide network with a mission to provide professional support for Teaching Artists throughout California who are passionate about education and community engagement.
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About Teaching Artistry
Teaching artists embody both artist and educator, using their craft to actively engage a diverse range of students and audiences in arts education experiences.
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Teaching Artist Resource Corner

Responding to Tragedy and Trauma

Sanford Biggers' piece "Lotus" is discussed in his TED Talk dealing with racial violence.

It's been a tough month. New tragedies have hit the headlines with disturbing frequency. How do we respond to these kinds of national traumas as adults who work with young people? As artists? As teaching artists? We offer here some resources that may help add context or perspective to difficult conversations.

Advice and resources for the classroom:

Artists responding with art:

Teaching artists responding through practice:

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What's New

Americans Speak Out About the Arts

The Arts
how do United States citizens feel about the arts? Do they value artistic activities and arts education? Do our country’s citizens feel the arts are an important part of their lives and do they support government funding for the arts?

There’s no need to guess at the answers for these questions. New research by Americans for the Arts provides an in-depth look at the perceptions and attitudes about the arts in the United States. A survey of more than 3,000 American adults over the age of 18 in December 2015, just released this month, provides current insight on topics including support for arts education and government arts funding, personal engagement in the arts, the personal benefits and well-being that come from engaging in the arts, and if/how those benefits extend more broadly to the community.

Click to explore the data in a full report, a one-pager, or an infographic.

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Ways to Contribute

Submit Your Blog
TASC is in search of blog submissions that focus on teaching artistry and arts learning from a variety of perspectives. We invite teaching artist, arts administrators, educators, researchers and more to contribute to the ongoing conversation. Learn More.

I am a Teaching Artist

The field of teaching artistry is a continuously growing field that can be as diverse as each individual artist. It encompasses many arts forms, teaching methodologies, learning settings and so much more. TASC wants to know your story as a teaching artist! Learn More.

Upcoming Events

07 Sep 2016 4:00 PM (PDT) • Alonzo King LINES Dance Center 26 7th St # 5 SF
09 Sep 2016 (PDT) • Napa
09 Sep 2016 8:00 AM (PDT) • Napa, CA (details tbd)
17 Sep 2016 (PDT) • Berkeley
17 Sep 2016 (PDT) • Berkeley
24 Sep 2016 (PDT) • Sacramento
26 Sep 2016 (PDT) • Sacramento

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TASC of California is a collaborative of teaching artists and the organizations that hire, train, and support them. 
We are a Member of Intersection for the Arts. Intersection provides resources, community and cultural space in order to contribute to the sustainable practices of artists and arts organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area. Visit www.theintersection.org.    

Contact us at: tascofcalifornia@gmail.com.

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The art works on this site are used with permission of the artist, Helene Goldberg, who also created the TASC logo.
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