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Tuition, Scholarships & Sponsorships
Tuition for TAT Lab is $600, which represents a significant reduction in the actual cost, thanks to our public funders. In addition to the workshops and teleconferences, tuition covers a resource notebook, one-on-one coaching from TAT Faculty and meals at the in-person trainings.
Scholarship assistance is available, although full scholarship is rare. Participants are generally expected to pay a minimum of $300. Scholarship decisions are based on a variety of factors, including demographic variables, applicant suitability for the program and the applicant resources.
Separate from program scholarships, arts and education organizations are encouraged to support the professional development for their teaching artists by covering a portion of TAT Lab tuition. Tat Lab Organizational Support Form received by July 11 will serve as a positive supplement to other application materials.
Travel support is available for participants commuting to in-person sessions from outside King County. TAT Lab endeavors to include cohort members from all parts of Washington state. Participants may request reimbursement for expenses such as lodging and transportation. We strive to devote as much of our budget to programming as we can, and will minimize travel expenses by asking participants to share hotel rooms, carpool as possible, etc.
Teaching Artists interested in applying should complete our request for information form. After completing this form, you will receive an email with a link to the full online application.
The full online application includes questions about teaching artist background and experience, as well as three short-answer (100-200 words) narrative questions. You may wish to consider these questions in advance of filling out the survey:
- What do you hope to get out of TAT Lab? Why are you drawn to this professional development opportunity at this time? In what areas do you hope to grow?
- Describe your experience as a teaching artist: what types of classes have you taught, to what categories of students in what kinds of settings? Describe a past success or a hoped-for future success as a teaching artist.
- Why are you drawn to this work? What motivates you to teach your art form to young people?
In addition to the online application form, applicants must submit a resume and a sample lesson plan.
- The resume should address training and experience both as an artist and as a teaching artist.
- The lesson plan (no more than 2-3 pages) should reflect a typical workshop or residency for a K-12 public school. Lesson plans should include arts learning goals, the age group, length of time, and reflection and/or assessment strategies.
- These items must be emailed as attachments, either as a Word document or as a PDF, to TATLab@sct.org with the subject line “TAT Lab Application.”
The following factors will be taken into consideration for building a diverse and dynamic cohort:
- Geographic diversity and racial/ethnic diversity: teaching artists of color and/or outside the Puget Sound region are encouraged to apply
- Inclusion of a variety of artistic disciplines
- Range of teaching experience: emerging as well as more experienced teaching artists
- Applicant’s clarity of purpose about their work and professional development goals
- Applicant's demonstrated commitment to complete all aspects of TAT curriculum
Request our Online Application.
Download the Tat Lab Organizational Support Form.
“TAT Lab gave me new perspectives on the learning process, on what it is exactly that I do in a classroom, how to quantify it and how to communicate it effectively to others.”
~ TAT Lab graduate, 2012