Teaching Artist Compensation 101

How can a Teaching Artist determine what constitutes a fair wage? Let’s look at Teaching Artists fee structures, and at what our Arts-In-Education employers expect from Teaching Artists during different phases of the work. I’ll start out global, and get more specific as we go along. At the end of this blog, I’ll provide you with a TA Fee Calculation Worksheet, and I hope you’ll feel more able to relate your TA fees with the actual work --contractual or hidden—required of you. Do you see your Teaching Artist work as a gig, or a calling? Musicians refer to almost any job as a gig, and I grew up using that word with the understanding that there was nothing mercenary about it, nothing worthy of

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