Teaching artists! Time to update or create a profile on region’s artists directory

This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is creative-ground-logo.png This month, we are reminding teaching artists to create or update their profile on New England’s celebrated artist directory, known as CreativeGround. Once joining, you can now ensure that you will get noticed. To learn more and get the most out of your profile, view this Webinar. When working on your profile,  you will need to provide the following:
  • Contact information
  • Images of your work
  • If you have a website, the URL.
  • For the “Artists Only” section, select “Teaching Artist.”
Some examples of R.I. profiles are: 15 Minute Field TripsMJ RobinsonLon Plynton; and Tape Art. CreativeGround is New England’s community-generated, free, online arts and culture directory that provides visibility, connection and information to support a regional creative network. Completely free to use, this is a great tool for artists to showcase their work and indicate what jobs, gigs or commissions they are available for. CreativeGround is operated by the regional arts agency New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA). If you want assistance in creating or updating your profile, you can schedule a virtual 30-minute meeting with someone from NEFA’s CreativeGround team, by clicking here. Office hours are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Arts State Council adds RI artist to its Teaching Artist Roster

To dovetail with National Arts in Education Week, Sept. 11 – 17, the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA) announced illustrator/printmaker Natasha Brennan, Providence, to its Rhode Island Teaching Artist Roster.

The Roster is a list of teaching artists and arts organizations who have been reviewed by public panels and selected based on their mastery of an artistic discipline, experience and training to work in educational settings. RISCA’s Roster is housed on the New England Foundation of the Arts’ CreativeGround website.

Join us, the CreativeGround team, and other partners in the virtual space for the official online launch event of CreativeGround 2.0! It’s on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 4 p.m. Celebrate the upgrade to the platform and discover how your state and communities are using this network to support the New England Creative Economy. To register: September 15 CreativeGround Kickoff – CreativeGround

The new addition will be added to the website in the coming days or weeks. To see the entire Roster, click here.

“This widely used resource taps into a wonderful resource — our community of RI teaching artists,” said Lynne McCormack, Executive Director of RISCA. “Artist-educators provide support, creativity and passion in our classrooms and related arts educational programs. I am proud to welcome Natasha to our Roster, which now numbers nearly 80 arts educators.”

About the new Teaching Roster artist

Natasha Brennan, based in Providence, is an illustrator and printmaker who focuses on magazines with a twist, called zines, art for children, posters and community-based projects. Currently, Brennan is the artist in residence at the Dirt Palace experimenting with printmaking and quilting. Brennan has worked as a teaching artist for RISD’s Project Open Door, CityArts and Dirt Palace Public Projects, running workshops about printmaking, drawing, activism, building shadow boxes, bookmaking, zines and collage.

In Brennan’s workshops, students learn how to experiment with different materials, explore new storytelling techniques, and work on exciting and engaging projects. Different approaches to projects by students are always encouraged within classes and workshops. Projects can be tailored and adjusted to fit different age ranges and experiences, even within the same group. Brennan’s projects focus on students’ imaginations, group discussions, games and are sometimes inspired by different community organizations and other local artists that are in their community.


About CreativeGround: New England’s free online cultural directory, CreativeGround, connects you with creative New England. Search, create a Profile, and connect today.

The CORE Org Seeks Teaching Artists

CORE organization logoThe CORE Org, a 501 c 3 is growing and expanding into more schools throughout the East Bay Area: Tiverton, Little Compton, Portsmouth, Middletown and the Bristol-Warren area. Our after school arts enrichment programs are well known for their excellent and engaging teaching staff and programs!, now serving 5 school districts, 10 elementary schools and three middle schools. The perfect teaching artist interested in joining The CORE Org is passionate about creative and expressive arts and engaging students K-8 in all types of arts enrichment, from film to Ozobots,fine arts to performing arts-we love all arts formats including STEAM and SEL based programs. For more information about CORE, visit their website. Please send resumes to Gloria Crist: gcrist@thinkfeelcreate.org