Six Artists Working as Teachers Share the Lessons They’ve Learned

The exact number of visual artists who teach at colleges and universities at any one time is hard to pin down, but according to a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts study, of the 271,000 workers who reported holding secondary jobs as artists, almost 21 percent, or nearly 57,000 workers, identified as teachers in their primary jobs. For some, teaching may be a temporary solution; for others, it becomes a career-long calling that presents its own distinct set of challenges, from navigating institutional bureaucracy and campus politics to supporting students, all the while continuing to develop their own practices. It represents an enormous commitment of time and energy that can be nurturing for some and stultifying for others. (Artsy)

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