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Interested in joining the Young Audiences roster?

We bring new artists onto our roster annually who are committed to inspiring young people. A Young Audiences teaching artist provides students with direct access to arts experiences they may not otherwise have access to.  These unique opportunities include sharing forms of self-expression, artistic techniques, mastery of art forms, ties between the arts and other curriculum areas, and insight into a professional artist’s life. Our process is highly selective, not taking on more than 4-5 artists per year.

Application Process

Young Audiences carefully reviews the quality of an artist’s skills and teaching capacity prior to considering additions to our roster. The following is required:

  • Application that includes a resume or CV, current bio, work samples, and a sample lesson plan submitted digitally.

  • Artists selected to move to the next stage will be invited for an interview with Young Audiences staff.

  • Artists may audition at a local school. An interview does not guarantee an audition.

  • Program needs may vary year to year and it is up to the discretion of Young Audiences staff to determine if a proposed applicant meets program needs. We often provide training opportunities and may require participation in some level of training for artists new to Young Audiences.