Thank you for your interest in the Virginia Commission for the Arts Teaching Artist Roster.The roster is an online searchable database of professional teaching artists. These artists are panel reviewed and are encouraged to work on grant funded VCA projects and programs. More importantly they are interested in sharing their teaching artistry across generations and organizations. The field of teaching artistry is critical to arts education and lifelong learning.
Applications are accepted twice a year for either October 1 or April 1. If the first is on a Saturday or Sunday, the application deadline is moved to the following Monday. Artist Roster applications will be accepted through our online grant system only- https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=vca. Interested teaching artists are encouraged to download the Teaching Artist Handbook to review deadline dates, documentation requirements, evaluation procedures and grant opportunities.
Teaching Artist Residencies can vary in length from a single day to an entire school year. The Commission does not set daily rates for artists; however, VCA suggests a contracted rate of at least $125 per day. Fees are negotiated directly between the teaching artist and the residency sponsors. The Commission does not serve as a booking agent for the teaching artist.
A Teaching Artist applicant must be:
- 18 years of age or older at the time of applying;
- a resident of Virginia, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia, and/or the District of Columbia;
- a professional artist with expertise in one or more arts disciplines;
- skilled in working with children, youth, teachers, adults, seniors, veterans, and/or other populations;
- and committed to differentiated instruction and effective teaching methods to reach all learners.
FULL-TIME STUDENTS ARE INELIGIBLE TO APPLY FOR THE TEACHING ARTIST ROSTER.
For more information download a copy of the Teaching Artist Roster Handbook.
The next round of applications will be completed via our new online grants management system. The next deadline for application review will be April 1, 2020 and October 1, 2020
Applications and the supporting materials will be reviewed by the Commission’s Artist Roster panel comprised of artists and educators representative of different disciplines. The panel will review and evaluate each application on: professionalism, artistic excellence, instructional aptitude, curriculum and lesson planning and program management. The panel makes a recommendation based on their comments and scores based on the criteria and the commission board makes the final decisions on those teaching artists included in the roster.
Arts in Education Coordinator
Virginia Commission for the Arts