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Miko Lee -Youth In Arts and Teaching Artist Guild, San Raphael, CA 2013



DESCRIPTION: This event is a collaboration between Youth in Arts and Teaching Artist Guild in Conjunction with 100 Thousand Poets for Change

Building Our Base, Promoting Our Impact: Teaching Artists! We will gather at Youth in Arts to share innovative models for promoting our work both in and after-school. In conjunction with the 100 Thousand Poets for Change, we will use poetry as our main form of communication for the day, exploring all the ways we might use poetry to tell our individual and collective stories. RSVP @

WEBSITE: Youth in Arts

Youth in Arts was founded in 1970 by local arts advocates dismayed by diminishing resources available for arts education in California schools. Our mission is to provide students with experiences and instruction in the visual and performing arts, and to enrich the community with cultural events. Our programs are based upon the belief that a child’s balanced development and education must include the arts. A majority of all public and private schools in Marin are involved in at least one of Youth in Arts programs, and we are the only arts provider to the Special Day Classrooms in Marin.

Youth in Arts provides in-school and after-school arts instruction and performances for serves over 30,000 preK-12 students each year. Events including Youth in Arts Day at the Marin County Fair and Performances by our `Til Dawn teen a cappella ensemble draw an annual audience of over 100,000.

WEBSITE: Teaching Artist Guild

WEBSITE: Teaching Artist Guild



Teaching Artists Guild (TAG), a fiscally sponsored project of Community Initiatives, is a member-driven organization committed to the professionalization of the field of teaching the arts. We are the voice of the teaching artist, communicating the depth and breadth of work that teaching artists provide our educational systems and communities.


TAG began its life as Teaching Artists Organized (TAO) in 2004 by a group of passionate Teaching Artists and arts educators representing Teaching Artists Hiring Organizations (we call them “TAHO’s”) – California Shakespeare Theater, Berkeley Rep, Creative Education Institute (formerly at the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts), Theatre Bay Area, Dancers Group, Community Network for Youth Development. With fiscal sponsorship from Community Initiatives, we began operating as a not-for-profit public benefit advisory group in 2008.

In 2010, Sabrina Klein became TAO’s first ad hoc Executive Director. With the help of Belinda Taylor and a new leadership Executive Committee, she moved the organization forward establishing us as a key player in the Bay Area arts education community.

In 2012, a grant from the Michelson Foundation provided us the opportunity to hire two staff members to reach our new organizational goals. In 2013, our new staff came on board to work with the Executive Committee and membership to grow and re-brand the organization to become fully member-led.

In 2013, we rebranded the organization as Teaching Artists Guild. TAG is about you – the teaching artists – both in service and in leadership, and we will strive to both professionalize the field and serve your needs in benefits and development.

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San Raphael, California

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