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Becoming a Teaching Artist

Bring your passion for art to young Hoosiers!


Are you a passionate artist who is interested in sharing your work with children? Can you see yourself discovering new information alongside curious young people? Are you a creative thinker who is open to trying new approaches with your art?
Arts for Learning hires teaching artists as independent contractors on an annual basis to work on our behalf with students in schools, community centers, and afterschool and summer programs. These teaching artists engage children in their specialized art form and demonstrate how that art form can connect to young lives in real and tangible ways.
We contract teaching artists, paid on a program basis and not as full-time employees. Pay is dependent on type of program and/or ensemble size. Average pay is $60 per 45-minute program.
Submissions to become a teaching artist with Arts for Learning are accepted on a rolling basis.
For more information contact, Clockwork Janz, Director of Artist Programs, by email at or by phone at (317)-925-4043 ext. 113.


We seek artists with the following qualifications to join our roster of outstanding teaching artists:


    • A readiness and willingness to share your passion for the arts with children
    • Must have flexible availability during regular school hours and/or after school timeframe
    • Experience within your area of artistic expertise and demonstrated examples of successful work, including performances, exhibits, public presentations, advanced training, etc.
    • Be willing to learn new things and work with Arts for Learning staff and teaching artists to create arts integrated programming.
    • Must participate in an annual criminal history background check process.


“Twenty-five years working with Arts for Learning has taught me several vital lessons: Students will always find ways to challenge what you thought you knew. This is a good thing that is not just true but crucial to grow as an artist. When you answer the call to teach you’ll be forced you to dig deeper, understand more, communicate better. All of which, by the way, will lift you to new levels in your creative endeavors. Success in performance is about you. Success in teaching is about your students. Do both and you’ll gain a sense of balance and connection with your community. It fits. School schedules are flexible enough to accommodate most working artists’ other time needs.” – Bob Sanders, Teaching Artist
Click here to fill out our Teaching Artist Application Form
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