Lincoln Center Education at Midwestern State University

The 2018 Lincoln Center Education Teaching Artist Learning Lab in Wichita Falls is open to artists, educators, and youth development workers. Registration opens February 1 and is limited to 35 participants. The Development Labs are an intensive short-term career catalyst for artists who work in education and community settings

Participate in workshops that explore the process of imaginative learning and best practices in arts education and community arts. The learning experience includes live performances, compelling keynote presentations, and plenary discussions led by international leaders in the field.

A three-member team from Lincoln Center Education Summer Forum will be in residence to lead workshops that explore the process of imaginative learning and best practices in arts education. Jean Taylor, an internationally respected teaching artist at the prestigious Lincoln Center Education and member of The Teaching Artist Journal’s editorial board, will lead the staff team from LCE. Additionally, Eric Booth, known as “the father of the teaching artist profession,” will be joining the team as a guest workshop leader for part of the week. Registration is limited to 35 participants and will close March 16th, 2018.

May 20-26, 2018

Participants will enjoy Midwestern State University’s newly completed living quarters, on-campus dining facilities and technology-ready learning spaces, conveniently situated near the university’s Lamar D. Fain Fine Arts Center where lectures and special workshops will be held.

Tuition:                                      $725

Housing:                                    $350*

Total Program Cost:              $1075

*The housing fee includes lodging for the week, two meals a day (breakfast and lunch), linens and access to laundry services.


The closest major airports are Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport and the Will Rogers International Airport in Oklahoma City. Both are approximately a two-hour drive from Wichita Falls. Should you choose to fly into Dallas or Oklahoma City, you will need to make arrangements for ground transportation, whether it be airport shuttle, or renting a car and driving to Wichita Falls.

At present, the only commercial airline serving Wichita Falls Regional Airport is American Eagle from DFW.  Wichita Falls Municipal Airport’s airport code is SPS. Most booking websites will say Sheppard Air Force Base. Commercial taxi service is available from the Wichita Falls Regional Airport to Midwestern State University (approximately 9 miles).


Wichita Falls is conveniently located in North-Central Texas, about two hours from Dallas/Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.

Directions to Legacy Hall at Midwestern State University.


Greyhound Bus

Ride Share: Uber, Lyft, Tride

For more information about visiting Wichita Falls and Midwestern State University, visit our Convention and Visitor’s Bureau page.

For maps of Midwestern State University, click here.

Registration is limited to 35 participants. It is important to note that registering for the forum does not mean immediate acceptance. The status of all applications will be emailed by March 23.

If you have questions about the program, contact Ann Arnold-Ogden at