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Opportunity to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut
Artists for Inclusion on a Tri-State Area Teaching Artist Roster

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09/29/17 5:00 PM Receipt


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Opportunity to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut professional artists in the Tri-State area for inclusion on a teaching artist roster for school residencies. Applications are invited from artists working in all fields, including, but not limited to, visual art, video, media, music, theater, book arts, dance, computer arts, and slam poetry.

Each artist must have a proven track record of artistic achievement, along with the training and skills needed to bring learning to life through the arts in classrooms or human services sites.

Teaching Artist Directory Benefits:

You will make a difference in the way the populations you work with learn, while earning supplemental income and fostering your development as an artist. Directory artists receive ongoing professional development training, helping you develop skills, knowledge, and effectiveness as a teaching artist. Being a part of this family of teaching artists also provides networking opportunities, fosters collaborations, and functions as a support system.

ArtsWestchester is committed to helping teaching artists grow by presenting an ongoing series of professional development workshops on pertinent topics such as legal advisement, staff resources, and social media marketing.

Program Information:

You create a profile on the online Artist Directory, and staff will include the profile in the ArtsWestchester approved Teaching Artist Directory. Schools and agencies browse the online directory to select the artist with whom they would like to partner. If you are selected, ArtsWestchester will work with you and the school or agency to plan the residency. You will be paid by ArtsWestchester’s residency grants program. In any given year, you may receive several grants, one grant, or none. Many organizations use the Teaching Artist Directory as a resource, and your participation on the Directory may lead to other opportunities.

Participation in the teaching artist program is not static. Some artists choose to take a hiatus; others may need time to update knowledge and develop new approaches. Acceptance into the program is competitive and depends upon the merit of the application materials you provide as well as current needs in the field. ArtsWestchester encourages you to reapply if your status is not renewed. You are welcome to schedule a consultation with an ArtsWestchester Arts-in-Education staff member to review your application and panel decision/comments.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147758

Estimated Size of Grant:

Residency grants vary according to the length, but are based on the following rates:
-$350 per full day (three to five hours);
-$200 per half day (one to three hours);
-$150 per planning session; and
-$150 per wrap up session (when applicable).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications are invited from professional artists of any discipline who live or maintain a studio/performance space in the New York Tri-State Area and are currently active in their field.

Required Skills and Experience:
-A track record of creative work and professional accomplishments that show artistic merit
-The ability to work collaboratively with schools and social service agencies
-Excellent verbal and written communication skills
-Knowledge and understanding of curricula and the needs of particular groups, such as preschool age children, seniors, teens, persons with disabilities, etc.
-Experience conducting residencies and/or hands-on workshops

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are encouraged to attend the Thursday, September 14, 2017, 5:00 PM workshop. Bring the application if assistance is needed.

There is no fee to attend.

Pre-Application Information:

The next deadlines for Teaching Artist Applications:
-Spring Deadline: Friday, March 31, 2017 at 5:00 PM
-Fall Deadline: Friday, September 29, 2017 at 5:00 PM

All applications must be received by the deadline date and time and will not be accepted through fax, email, or postmarked. If the application is received after the deadline, it will not be reviewed.

In order to maintain status as a ArtsWestchester Teaching Artist, you must reapply every fifth year.  In addition to bringing ArtsWestchester up to date about your activities, you are asked to provide a brief description of one residency. 

Contact Information:

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

To attend the September 14, 2017 workshop, you must call (914) 428-4220 x313 to register. Please call to confirm the date, time and location as workshops may be cancelled if no one registers.

Jessy Méndez, Program Manager

31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut: New York Tri-State Area;   New Jersey: New York Tri-State Area;   New York City;   New York: New York Tri-State Area