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Here is our hub for connecting and drafting best practices to do the deep work of scholarship and foster conversations across the breadth of our discipline in order to change it for the better.

  • Welcome community members across levels of teaching experience, fashion knowledge and design credentials

  • Uphold the intellectual labor of the community

  • Contribute as much as you borrow

  • Push Knowledge Out (share generously)


ATCA Affinity Groups

An affinity group is a casual conversation centered on a common topic

  • Chairs & Leadership

  • Book Club

  • Writing Group

  • Book Contract

  • Making as Research

  • Costume Parents

  • Adjunct Faculty

  • Developing a new Costume Design Curriculum

ATCA Task Forces

A Task Force will develop a deliverable set of standards or best practices that can be shared with the ATCA community, ideally working in collaboration with other organizations already working on any topic. 

  • Tenure & Promotion Guidelines

  • Sustainability & Ethical Purchasing

  • Costume Boundaries Leadership Group

ATCA Working Groups

A Working Group is a casual conversation to discuss, workshop, collaborate, and create.

  • Costume Curriculum: Fashion/ Costume History

  • Costume Curriculum: Costume Construction

  • Costume Curriculum: Hair & Makeup

  • Costume Pedagogy: Grading

  • Costume Pedagogy: Accessibility, Inclusivity & Empathy-Centered Teaching

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