We are interested in workshops, residencies, and performances that are of the highest artistic quality and meet the needs of students by delivering the information in the most effective way. We believe our unique method of delivery, through our four signature elements, empowers the child to own the experience through a gradual transfer of responsibility.
A signature program will include an experience with the art form delivered by professional artists and will give participants the opportunity to interact with the work(s) of art itself. Experiences will inspire, engage and encourage interest and exploration in the arts and learning.
A signature program will illuminate the art form through its cultural context, creative processes, and/or the role of the artist and artistic expression.
A signature program will engage participants in the process of creating and empower them to make artistic choices.
A signature program will enable and encourage participants to link program content to personal experiences, other academic learning, and/or life skill development.
Young Audiences teaching artists are qualified, professional artists who have been selected after a rigorous application and audition/interview process. They are selected for both the quality of their artistry and the educational content of their programs. They are offered ongoing professional development opportunities at YA as part of the YAI national initiative and with our partners in the NJ and PA Arts Education field. In addition to their regular in-school programs for students, many of our artists also offer afterschool programs for students and/or professional development workshops for teachers.
Young Audiences is looking for professional artists who are able to demonstrate the following:
We will review your application and materials. If we are interested in bringing you onto our artist-in-residence roster, we will contact you to schedule an interview and to observe your work with children.
Please download the form(s) below, fill out and return to:
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania
Attn: Artist Submissions
200 Forrestal Rd.
Princeton, NJ 08540
or via email to:
Artist Criteria & Application