Become a Teaching Artist

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:

  • Written application that includes a resume or CV, current bio, work samples, and a sample lesson plan submitted digitally in Spring 2019.
  • 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.
Please send completed application by email to:

Jennifer Siepierski, Director of Education & Programs: jennifer@yawny.org.
Phone calls will not be taken.