The National Artist Teacher Fellowship Celebrates its 2015 Community Legacy Project Grantees!
Beth Balliro- SATF 2001, Swampscott, MA
David Chandler- SATF 2007, Quaker Hill, CT
Matthew Christenson- NATF 2013, San Francisco, CA
Foster Dickson-SATF 2009, Montgomery, AL
Janet Grice-SATF 2009, Yonkers, NY
Blake Minnerly- NATF 2013, New Orleans, LA
Sonia Plumb- NATF 2013, West Hartford, CT
Pamela Sahl- SATF 2008, Kansas City, MO
Guy Michel Telemaque- SATF 2006, Cambridge, MA
Formerly known as the Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship (SATF), the
National Artist Teacher Fellowship (NATF) program is a grant that supports the artistic revitalization of arts teachers, offering them the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own creative work, interact with other professional artists, and stay current with new practices. For this year only, NATF awarded grants to nine previous Fellows, giving them the opportunity to share their work as engaged community-based artists through the
Community Legacy Project. NATF is generously supported by the Surdna Foundation and is a program of the Center for Arts in Education at Boston Arts Academy.
The Community Legacy Project selection committee awarded grants to nine outstanding previous NATF/SATF Fellows, who represent seven states and seven unique arts schools from around the country including: Booker T. Washington Magnet High School, Boston Arts Academy, City Arts and Technology High School, Fordham High School for the Arts, Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts, Media Arts Collaborative Charter School, and Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts.
The grantees are performing exemplary community work in the arts, engaging underserved groups with little access to arts instruction. These teachers excel in a broad spectrum of visual, performing, and literary arts. CLP grantees will become part of a lasting legacy for NATF, celebrating the program's accomplishments over the past 15 years, and facilitating future collaborations between Fellows, administrators, schools and their communities.