Written by K. Elizabeth Hanson, Social Media Intern
At BEAT Global, we hire teaching artists. A teaching artist is someone who is at the top of their respective field creatively, who also has experience as a committed mentor. BEAT Global’s Teaching Artists are able to “show not tell” our youth about the amazing new skills and talents that they are learning. They have a direct, hands on approach to mentoring and learning. This hands on approach allows the youth that participate in our programs to learn by action rather than theory. This type of learning allows for a more meaningful and lasting education.
In order to cultivate the necessary skills for artists to become Instructors at BEAT Global they go through our program called Teach the Teacher, T3. At T3, teaching artists learn to: generate income, expand their craft, do what they love, make a difference, and master the art of facilitation. This 6 month program starts off with a 3 day intensive, interactive training and continues with a committed mentorship from one of our Lead Instructors to continue growing and facilitating skills. During the program we teach our artists how to work with our curriculum, give them access to our vast network of leaders in Hip Hop Culture, take them to retreats and workshops, and promote and support their work. The culmination of this program leads to placement into a paid teaching residency.