Teaching Artists Directory

What is it?

The Teaching Artists Directory is a roster of adjudicated artists of all disciplines, who not only produce high quality work, but also have the skills and competencies to work in educational settings. The directory serves as a resource for schools and organizations who seek to employ professional teaching artists.

Who's eligible?

Individual artists working in any discipline who are:

  • U.S. citizens or lawfully admitted permanent residents living in Kentucky;
  • 21 years or older;
  • legally allowed to work in a K-12 classroom setting.

What's the deadline to apply?

May 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time

How do I apply?

  1. Carefully review the program guidelines.
  2. Select work samples for submission.
  3. Complete the online application.
  4. Attend a virtual interview with a review panel.

If I am selected for the program, what are my responsibilities?

  • Sign a program agreement form.
  • Complete a series of state and federal background checks.
  • Attend an orientation and training hosted by the Kentucky Arts Council.
  • Participate in Kentucky Arts Council arts education grant programs.
  • Acknowledge the Kentucky Arts Council when promoting your work. (How?)
  • Inform your state legislators of your inclusion in this program (Who are my elected officials?)
  • Complete and submit a final report form at the end of each fiscal year.

Samuel Lockridge
Arts Education Director