ArtistYear supports the professional development and personal growth of each ArtistYear AmeriCorps member throughout the service year. These benefits include the following:

  • Annual living stipend.
  • Orientation & Training Institute participation.
  • Federal loan forbearance.
  • The Segal Education Award.
  • Health insurance stipend (if not already covered by an existing policy.
  • Regular professional development and training opportunities on leadership, child development, teaching, creativity, writing, arts education and civic engagement.
  • Mentoring both at on-site at school placements and through off-site sessions.
  • Opportunities to network and collaborate with a large range of stakeholders, including local community arts leaders, school district leadership, AmeriCorps personnel, alumni, and more.
  • Exposure to and experience with critical 21st-century artist skills, including: non-profit strategy; leadership, teaching, problem solving and communication skills, and intensive experience in community arts education.
  • The development of a strong network of ArtistYear colleagues and friends who will offer support, ideas, and collaboration during your service year and beyond.
  • Use your art to make a difference in the lives of children and schools.
  • Serve your country and grow as an artist and citizen.