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The Wichita Falls Alliance for Arts and Culture is partnering for a second year with New York-based Lincoln Center Education (LCE) to provide advanced learning for teaching artists and educators in Texas and the mid-America region.

The weeklong forum, which takes place May 26-June 1, 2018 at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, will include classes, workshops, keynote presentations, and plenary discussions led by national leaders in the field.

A three-member team from Lincoln Center Education 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.

Taylor says, “We are delighted to return to Wichita Falls, and look forward to introducing new participants to the fundamentals of teaching artistry, exploring best practices with experienced teaching artists, and collectively developing common language and community.”

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.

The Teaching Artist Development Lab is an intensive, short-term career catalyst for artists who work in education and community settings. Registration is now open and limited to 35 participants.

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