Tuition and Application
Tuition, Scholarships & Sponsorships
Tuition for TAT Lab is $650, which represents a significant reduction in the actual cost, thanks to our funders. In addition to the workshops and teleconferences, tuition covers a resource notebook, one-one coaching from TAT Faculty, and meals at the in-person trainings.
Early Bird Tuition is $600: Participants who submit complete application materials by June 11, 2018 will receive a $50 tuition discount.
Scholarship assistance is available, although full scholarships are 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’s resources.
Separate from program scholarships, arts and education organizations are encouraged to support professional development for their teaching artists by covering a portion of TAT Lab tuition. Sponsorship forms are available in the link to the right; sponsorships forms received by July 18 will serve as a positive supplement to other application materials.
Travel support is available for participants traveling 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.
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.
Deadline: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 / Early Bird Deadline: Monday, June 11, 2018
All application elements (full application, resume, and sample lesson plan) must be received by this date. Applicants will be notified by August 1, 2018 of their status. First tuition payment will be due by September 1, 2018.
- live or work in Washington State
- have prior experience as a teaching artist
TAT Lab welcomes certified K-12 teachers, particularly arts specialists, as well as teaching artists.
Clock Hours are available through OSPI at no additional charge.
Step 1: Interest Form
Teaching artists interested in applying should complete the online information form here. After completing this form, you will receive an email with a link to the full online application.
Step 2: Full Application
The full application includes questions about your background and experience, as well as three narrative questions (100-200 words). Consider these questions in advance:
- 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: types of classes, students, past success, etc.
- Why are you drawn to this work? What motivates you to teach your art form to young people?
Step 3: Supplemental Materials
In addition to the online application form, applicants must submit a
- Resume- addressing training and experience both as an artist and a teaching artist
- Sample lesson plan- reflecting a typical workshop/residency for a K-12 public school, including: arts learning goals, age group, length of time, and reflection and/or assessment strategies (1-3 pages)
- 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 teaching artists who live and work 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
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