Visiting artists

Key Lessons Learned From The 40 Years Of Professional Teaching Artistry In The U.S.


Date & Time

Thu 23 Feb 2017
9:00am – 12:00pm


Lecture Theatre
Block F, Level 2 #F202 
LASALLE, 1 McNally Street


Seating is limited to 100 participants


Lecture / Talk

Eric Booth
Teaching Artist and recipient of The Arts Education Leadership Award, Americans for the Arts

In the last ten years, the role of teaching artist has expanded to work in communities, health care centres, businesses and more. In this workshop, Eric Booth shared the ways artists teachers in the US think about their work, develop their teaching skills, stay grounded in their artistry, and expand their work to accomplish many more learning goals than teaching the technique of their discipline.

In 2015, Eric Booth received the highest honour in American arts education (The Arts Education Leadership Award from the Americans for the Arts; the first “teaching artist” to receive this award) and was named as one of the 50 most Influential People in the Arts in America; and he is widely referred to as the “father of the teaching artist profession.”

His background as a Broadway actor and successful business entrepreneur fuelled his passion for teaching artistry, and he founded the teaching artist programme at Juilliard, and leads the world’s foremost training programme — Lincoln Centre Education’s Teaching Artist Development Labs.

He is the author of six books, including the bestseller The Everyday Work of Art, and the recent Playing for Their Lives which reports the international growth of the El Sistema movement and its citizen artists. He delivers keynote speeches around the world, and gave the closing keynote to UNESCO’s first World Arts Education Conference. He is a key consultant to seven of the ten largest orchestra in the US, as well as to many states, cities and school districts. Many of his essays and speeches are available at