Our Teaching Artists

Arts for Learning values our teaching artists and the vital role they play in achieving our mission of empowering youth through the arts.

Our Artist Community

Arts for Learning is proud to work with over 50 of the most amazing teaching artists and performers from around the state of Indiana, concentrated primarily in the greater Indianapolis area. These artists are professionally practicing artists, representing a variety of forms including, but not limited, to music, dance, visual arts, multimedia, storytelling, acting, and poetry. Our roster is curated yearly, adapting based on the assets and needs of the school communities which we partner.

We understand the vital part thriving artists play as members of our community.  We understand that youth who engage with positive creatives are more likely to be creative themselves. Ultimately, we acknowledge that the impactful work that we do in our school communities can only happen through and with a community of teaching artists who feel supported and respected for the invaluable perspective, history, and expertise that they bring.

How We Support

Applications for joining the Arts for Learning roster are accepted all year. When you apply, the Director of Artist Programs will reach out to have a conversation about partnering with our organization. Artists invited to join the roster go through an onboarding process in the Spring which includes mentorship from a member of our Educator Advisory Committee, one on one lesson planning support, and piloting of your new workshop. All artists on our roster are offered ongoing extended learning opportunities to keep up to date with the latest Arts Integration, Social Emotional Learning, Anti-Racist Educational, and Pedagogical Theories; extended learning opportunities with Arts for Learning are paid.

Artist Reflection

“I like being a teaching artist with Arts for Learning because I have the opportunity to connect with so many young, enthusiastic, imaginative minds and create artwork… it’s priceless.”

Gary Gee, Arts for Learning Teaching Artist