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Creative Borders has been profoundly transformative for everyone involved, including the Teaching Artists.  This program transcends conventional conservatory training by exposing artists to the endless possibilities that unfold when one shares their dedication and passion beyond the confines of gilded concert halls and traditional artistic pursuits.  As artists, we look for ways to forge connections, reflect the zeitgeist, and, ultimately, instigate change in society.  The essence of this program lies in distilling one's art to its purest form—communication.


For all 16 Teaching Artists who have actively engaged in and contributed to this program, it has been a pinnacle moment in their journeys.  This experience goes beyond the artistic realm, extending to the profound impact of sharing novel ideas, broadening perspectives, and cultivating a deeper empathic connection with people worldwide.  Creative Borders has become a crucible for personal and artistic growth, where the power of communication transcends boundaries and leaves an indelible mark on both artists and participants alike.


It is vital to reach back and extend these kinds of opportunities to the emerging generation of artists nearing the conclusion of their conservatory training.  Our goal is to provide them with a firsthand experience that illuminates the transformative power of their art in nontraditional spaces.  This commitment underscores our unwavering dedication to nurturing and empowering the artistic talents of the future.  By doing so, we ensure that the influential impact of our program continues to echo through the corridors of arts institutions.


Through this effort, we aim to inspire and mold the creative journeys of emerging artists who are now as we once were.  This opportunity goes beyond imparting technical skills; it is a chance to instill a profound understanding of the real-world impact their art can wield on individuals and communities.  By bridging the gap between traditional training and unconventional spaces, we seek to broaden perspectives and cultivate artists who recognize the potential of their craft to enact positive change in diverse and unexpected contexts.


In 2023, we proudly welcomed our inaugural Teaching Artist fellow, a recent graduate of The Juilliard School.  Their transformative journey to Gaborone with Creative Borders was made possible through the generous sponsorship of a Juilliard benefactor and the full support of Juilliard's President, Mr. Damian Woetzel.  Their sponsorship exemplified the critical connection between fostering cross-cultural exchange and artistic enrichment.


We are actively pursuing additional institutional sponsors to pave the way for future fellowship opportunities.  By securing support from organizations that share our vision and commitment to fostering artistic growth and cross-cultural exchange, we aim to expand the scope of opportunities for emerging talents and further enhance the transformative impact of our programs. 

Are you interested in becoming a Teaching Artist? 

Our Team

Teaching Artist Alumni

Amanda Bouza

Hannah Park

Juliette Kenn de Balinthazy

Myles Davis

Bianca Norwood

Darryl Daughtry Jr

Sean Howe

Katie Garcia

Sean Lammer

Sydney McManus

Connor Miles Freeman

Taylor Symone Jackson

Austin Reynolds

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