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The people of AcA are servant-leaders who work to foster art and culture in Acadiana.
AcA has a world-class professional staff and volunteer Board of Directors, who drive this work.
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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
Become a Teaching Artist
The Teaching Artist Program provides the opportunity for students to experience a broad range of arts activities in the classroom. Working in partnership with the Lafayette Parish School System as well as St. Landry Parish Public Schools, the program places artists directly into the classroom. Each session is designed and led by the teaching artists.
What is a Teaching Artist?
Teaching Artists are “artist-educators,” experienced in translating their creative processes within instructional settings. Eric Booth, a nationally-recognized author and teaching artist developed the following definition: “A teaching artist is a practicing professional artist with the complementary skills and sensibilities of an educator, who engages people in learning experiences in, through and about the arts.” Teaching artists represent all disciplines including dance, literary arts, media arts, music, storytelling, theatre, visual arts and folk/traditional arts.
The AcA’s Teaching Artist Roster is made up of local, practicing artists who are interested in sharing their teaching artistry across generations. We believe that the field of teaching artistry is vital to arts education and lifelong learning. Once approved for the roster, teaching artists are eligible to work in a variety of arts-in-education programs.