Applications are now open for the 2019-2020 St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute! The St. Louis Teaching Artist Institute (TAI) is a project of the Regional Arts Commission made possible by a major grant from Wells Fargo Advisors. Springboard to Learning and NCCJ St. Louis oversee the curriculum development taking inspiration from the Lincoln Center Education approach.

TAI trains teaching artists focused on K–12 education using a curriculum inspired by the Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts in Education that focuses on hands-on opportunities to explore and understand the arts through “imaginative learning.” The approach begins with each student’s innate ability to respond to works of art — visual and performing — and invites them to challenge preconceived notions of what they see and understand.

Participants benefit from ongoing education throughout TAI with peer learning and individualized coaching from master teaching artists. TAI is open to up to 30 teaching artists, working in all artistic disciplines and all regions of St. Louis.

Applications for the second cohor of TAI, which will run from September 2019 through March 202, are due August 7th: learn more at!