Indiana Arts Commission seeks applicants for Fellowship for Creative Teaching

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Teachers are some of our state’s best creative problem solvers and innovators. Great educators take risks, learn, reflect, and collaborate. Those same attributes are the building blocks of creativity. The Indiana Educator Fellowship for Creative Teaching was created to celebrate and support outstanding educators to expand classroom teaching through creativity.

Research shows creative teaching strategies, also known as arts integration, improve student engagement, student learning retention, and student literacy skills. The Indiana Educator Fellowship for Creative Teaching supports educators with robust training, funding, and a community of experts to inspire and implement creativity-centered innovation in the classroom. 

If selected for the program, Creative Teaching Fellows receive: 

  • Three days of immersive training in creativity and connections to standards 
  • Access to a fully funded in-school creative arts residency 
  • Support from community creative partners, experts, and professionals 
  • Membership in a statewide community of energetic, innovative, educators 
  • A $1,000 honoraria 

Fully Funded in-School Creative Arts Residencies 

After exploring what creativity in education can be in theory during the summer training, all Creative Teaching Fellows will collaborate with their Community Arts Partner to bring aprofessional, in-person artist residency in their classroom in the Fall semester to see the work in a
real classroom setting.

The deadline to apply to be a part of the Creative Teaching Fellow Cohort is February 22, 2024. Apply now.