Led by CPC Research Affiliate Nick Rabkin, the Teaching Artists Research Project (TARP) deepens our understanding of world of teaching artists through studies in twelve communities, and it will inform policy designed to make their work sustainable, more effective, and more meaningful.
Investigating the relationship among arts learning (both past and current), overall educational attainment, and all forms of arts participation.
Nick Rabkin, associate of the Cultural Policy Center and consultant on the Chicago Cultural Plan
Ra Joy, executive director of Arts Alliance Illinois
Teaching Artists, hybrid professionals who link the arts to education and community life, are redefining the roles that the arts can play in public education. Who are teaching artists? Where and how do they work? What new strategies might they offer to help ailing public schools? And how can schools become generative sites of creative growth for artists, teachers and students?