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Teaching Artists Directory Program for Individual Artists – Kentucky


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.

Donor Name: Kentucky Arts Council

State: Kentucky

County: All Counties

Type of Grant: Grant

Deadline (mm/dd/yyyy): 05/02/2022


Artists selected for this directory are deemed to have a high quality of artistic work as well as the teaching and professional skills necessary to work in an educational setting. Each artist receives a curated profile page on the Teaching Artists Directory featuring a biography, photos, residency plan examples, contact information, and links to external content. All approved teaching artists are eligible for teaching residencies in Kentucky schools through the Teaching Art Together Grant. Approved teaching artists in the literary arts, storytelling, and theatre disciplines may also partner with schools in the Poetry Out Loud Program.

Additional program benefits include:

  • Referrals to presenters, community groups, schools, businesses, governmental agencies, and others seeking to employ high-quality teaching artists.
  • Access to the Kentucky Peer Advisory Network (KPAN), which provides consultation services in various professional areas.

Program Purpose

  • To provide paid career opportunities and professional development for teaching artists.
  • To encourage professional artists to share their talents with Kentucky’s students, teachers and organizations through teaching residencies.
  • To provide a public resource where educators and organizations can find the biographies, qualifications, work samples and residency examples of professional teaching artists who are adjudicated by the arts council.

Who May Apply

  • Artists working in any discipline(s), including visual arts, media arts, performing arts, literary arts and folk arts.
  • Applicants must be 21 years or older.
  • Applicants must be United States citizens, lawfully admitted to the U.S. for permanent residence, or have permission from the Department of Homeland Security to work permanently in the U.S.
  • Applicants must have been full-time Kentucky residents for at least six months prior to the application deadline and remain full-time residents for the program participation period.

For more information, visit Teaching Artists Directory.

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