Arts Sub Partnership

Partner: mocha (Museum of Children’s Arts)

In the summer of 2016 Substantial and mocha jointly hosted a workshop for working artists interested in exploring substitute teaching. The workshop combined practical ideas for things to do as a substitute – from classroom management strategies to easy art activities – and open time to discuss how to make substitute teaching more attractive for working artists. Our next steps are to identify schools interested in piloting arts-focused substitute teachers.

We’re Exploring

  • Could substitute teaching be an avenue to bring more arts education into the school day?
  • Can we create an experience for teaching artists as art subs that is rewarding?
  • Could nonprofits serve as bridge, helping to attract a new pool of substitute teachers?