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Teaching Artist Application

Okropong/The Obo Addy Legacy Project performs at Aloha-Huber Park Elementary

Okropong/The Obo Addy Legacy Project

About Young Audiences:

Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington (YA) believes in the power of arts learning to ignite children’s innate curiosity and creativity. Guided by its mission–to inspire young people and expand their learning through the arts YA brings schools and artists into partnership, helping them meet the needs of students through creativity. Young Audiences Artists interact with schools and other educational entities in a variety of ways.

YA Artists offer:

  • Workshops for students: 1-2 sessions, 50 minutes each
  • Residencies: 3+ sessions with the same group of students either skills based or arts integration, 50 minutes each
  • Performances: 50 minutes for large groups of students
  • Workshops for teachers: Professional development of a specific artform for 90 minutes
  • Family Art Night performances or workshops: School day programs, adapted for evening events

All YA artist programs are listed in our Artist and Programs Guide that schools and organizations use as their “arts experience” catalogue for the year. Our programs are available to schools in 10 counties as outlined by the YA Service Area.

Young Audiences staff is here to support you in your work. We are here to help with contracting, logistics, marketing, program development, program funding and more.

A fuller picture of artist support can be found in this document here: Benefits of being a YA Teaching Artist


Young Audiences is not currently accepting applications for new roster teaching artists.

If you are interested in being added to our email list which will include updates on our artist application process please email maia@ya-or.org

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