Teaching Artist Project: Call for Artists

Posted on: January 21st, 2016
March 24, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
Mobile Museum of Art
Elizabet Elliott

Thursday, March 24 @ 7 p.m.

Mobile Museum of Art is seeking artists who are willing and able to teach, and become part of a new “floating faculty” of artist-educators. In collaboration with the Mobile Arts Council and Alabama Contemporary Art Center, MMofA is building a database called the Teaching Artist Project (T.A.P.) that will be deployed to connect local creative folks to teaching and residency opportunities in the area.

MMofA’s Museum School, a pilot program focused on providing quality arts education for citizens of Mobile, will utilize T.A.P. to organize artist-led classes, tours, workshops, seminars, and lectures in a wide variety of disciplines—both within the art museum and at off-site locations (outreach). The Museum School will also offer professional development workshops for T.A.P.’s participating artists and teacher training for core outreach programs. Starting as early as fall of 2016, T.A.P. will be a centralized resource to connect employable artists with museum curators, educators, arts administrators, and others with a common goal to enrich their community through arts education.

On March 24 at 7 p.m., Mobile Museum of Art invites artists to sign up for the database, check out the Museum’s updated education facilities, and help shape an exciting program roster as MMofA expands beyond the museum walls. This is a free Thursday night program with refreshments and the DJ stylings of ‘Hot Lobster’ Neil Byrne.

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