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2024-2025 Applications are OPEN

If you do not have access to Handshake, email ArtistYear Recruitment and Alumni Coordinator Janelle Saint-Eloi ( for a direct application link.

What are the requirements to apply?

Applicants to ArtistYear must be:

  • Highly skilled in their artistic craft, holding a degree in an artistic field or having a comparable combination of education and experience in their artistic field.
    • For example: Art history, art therapy, creative writing, dance, digital media, fashion design, fine arts, piano, photography, screenwriting, filmmaking, music composition, music education, theater, viola, etc.
  • U.S. citizenship, national, or legal resident.
    • Due to the hiring restrictions as an AmeriCorps program, ArtistYear may only accept applicants who are U.S. citizens, nationals, or legal residents
  • Able to dedicate up to 11-months to a full-time national service year, beginning August 1, 2024.
  • Able to successfully pass all necessary background checks and clearances for working with youth.

Who are we looking for?

We look for applicants who possess the following characteristics:

  • Dedication to the highest level of artistic excellence, deep commitment to service and belief in the artistic potential of every child.
  • Aptitude for organization, self-motivation, and problem-solving;
  • Ability to remain flexible and manage changing priorities and demands on time;
  • Exceptional judgment:
    • Interpersonal maturity, compassion, and wisdom;
    • Respect for individuals’ and diverse experiences;
    • Ability to work effectively with people of all backgrounds and experiences.
  • Effective communication:
    • Easily engages others and demonstrates genuine interest in the thoughts, ideas, and opinions of others;
    • Comfortable with public speaking, writing, preparing presentations and/or speeches;
    • Possesses the ability to actively listen.

ArtistYear Admissions Stages

Apply Online DEC 1, 2023 MARCH 1, 2024 MAY 17, 2024
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All Resident Teaching Artists begin on August 1, 2024