The Right Brain Initiative is excited to open a new application for teaching artists for the 2015-2016 school year. Demand for teaching artists continues to increase as The Right Brain Initiative expands to more schools across the tri-county area. We serve a student population that is approximately 47% children of color. Over 25% of our kids are Latino, 8% are Black, and 24% are English Language Learners. Right Brain continues to focus on diversifying our teaching artist roster, allowing students to work with artists that better reflect themselves and their communities, while making art from a cultural and contemporary perspective. We’re particularly looking for teaching artists of color, teaching artists who can speak Spanish, as well as those who speak Chinese, Vietnamese, Russian and Somali in addition to being able to speak English.
Have you ever taught kids how to work in the Creative Process, the process of making meaning through art? Have you ever asked kids to translate what they know about the world into an artistic product or performance?
Right Brain is an inventive and equitable approach to education. Apply to be part of our vision of systemic change in Portland metro area public schools. Help students of all backgrounds find their inherent curiosity and creativity, and help them feel safe, inspired and successful while at school. Let Right Brain know why you would be a great addition to our arts residency team.
Applications are due September 1, 2015 by 3pm. An information session about the application process will be held in August. Check out our website for date and location, and tell your artist friends.
- English: Amy Botula, Implementation Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-225-5900 Ext. 229
- Español: Maya McFaddin, Coordinador de la Educación de las Artes, email@example.com 503-823-5428
Sinéad Kimbrell is the Program Manager for The Right Brain Initiative, and former teaching artist and administrator with multiple organization, including the Oregon Ballet Theatre, the Obo Addy Legacy Project and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. She has been published in the Teaching Artist Journal, the Journal of Dance Education, and the Schools: Studies in Education Journal.