Our Mission & Vision


Our mission is to educate and promote the arts by utilizing the arts as an educational tool.

Teaching Artists ROC places teaching artists in area schools, after-school programs, senior centers, civic/cultural spaces and local events. These performers and artists enrich existing curricula and support programming by introducing participants to new ideas, concepts and cultures. Outlets of expression are provided for people of all ages, abilities, and walks of life.

Who We Are

We are independent teaching artists and ensembles sharing a common interest in providing meaningful arts learning experiences for students of all ages. As teaching artists, we share the skills and perspectives we have developed through years of dedication to our disciplines. We don’t just teach our art. We teach a variety of subject areas using our art.

Each artist on our roster is different. Each has something special to offer.

We encourage you to explore the Artists & Programs available, browse the Video Showcase to see some of their talents, and/or Contact us for more information.

Support Us

Teaching Artists ROC is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as a Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3) Organization: Your Donations are Tax-Deductible. Please consult your tax advisor or the IRS for specific guidance on deducting charitable donations. For your records, we will provide a receipt for your donation, which you can use when filing your taxes.

Your donations play a crucial role in our missions of providing quality arts in education programming. You can make tax deductible donations. Checks may be made out to Teaching Artists ROC and mailed to Teaching Artists ROC, 510 State St, Suite 7, Rochester, NY 14608.

Online donations may be made securely here:    Donate now


Thanks. Your support is greatly appreciated by us and those we serve.

TAROC's programs are made possible, in part, by Rochester Area Community Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, the Ralph C Wilson Jr Foundation, and the City of Rochester.


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