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Teaching Artist Roster Program

Opportunity for USA Artists in the New York Tri-State
Area to be Listed Among Resident Teaching Artists

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Foundation / Corporation

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ArtsWestchester (ArtsW)

Deadline Date:

09/27/19 5:00 PM


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Opportunity for USA artists in the New York Tri-State area to be included in a list of resident teaching artists administered by the Funding Source. The purpose of the program is to provide local artists with the opportunity to be selected for a teaching artist residency in schools or community agencies.

ArtsWestchester administers a Teaching Artist Roster. It is an online resource for schools and community agencies who want to work in collaboration with an artist and conduct an artist residency.

An artist residency is a highly structured, multi-session workshop that fosters learning in and through the arts. Generally, workshops are sequential, each session building upon the previous ones. Teaching Artists develop and implement residencies in collaboration with educators or, in the case of human service and community agencies, with the site staff. In schools, residencies serve as an instructional tool, helping students to master core curricula content in other subjects as well as addressing the Common Core Standards in the Arts. In day-care centers, after-school programs, mental health facilities, shelters and other community settings, residencies foster cognitive, developmental, social and individual skills and abilities basic to success in school, in life, and in the workforce.

If selected by a school and/or community agency, artists will have the opportunity to sharpen their teaching skills by conducting educational art programs and supplement their income while continuing their professional growth.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147758

Estimated Size of Grant:

Successful applicants will be included in ArtsWestchester's Teaching Artist Roster.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Artists of any discipline who live or maintain a studio/performance space in the New York-Tri-state area may apply.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Must be an active professional
- Must have current body of recent work
- Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with schools and community agencies
- Must have strong verbal and communication skills
- Knowledge and understanding of curricula and the needs of particular groups, e.g., pre-school, children, seniors, teens, individuals with disabilities, etc.
- Experience conducting residencies/hands-on workshops

Pre-Application Information:

The next deadline is Friday, September 27, 2019 at 5 p.m.

In addition to reviewing the application, the panel convenes 5-6 weeks after the deadline for a brief interview with each candidate. Candidates will be informed in advance of their interview date and time.

If there are an insufficient number of applications, the Teaching Artist Roster panel reserves the right to rollover all submissions until the next deadline. All applicants will be notified of any postponements.

If not accepted into the Teaching Artist Roster, the artist may reapply at a later date. Artists may set-up a consultation with an ArtsWestchester Arts-in-Education staff member to discuss the panel’s feedback on their application.

It is the responsibility of the artist to negotiate their payment with the school and/or community site. However, based on current industry trends, the Teaching Artist panel recommends the following fee structure:

$350 per full day (three to five hours, including set-up and clean-up time)
$200 per half day (one to three hours, including set-up and clean-up time)
$150 per planning session (1-1 ½ hours)
$150 per wrap up session (1-1 ½ hours)

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:

Please email with any questions.

31 Mamaroneck Avenue, 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Tel: 914.428.4220
Fax: 914.428.4306

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USA: Connecticut;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York