ArtistYear supports the professional development and personal growth of each ArtistYear AmeriCorps Resident Teaching Artists (RTAs) throughout their service year. These benefits include the following:

  • Monthly living stipend of $2,083 (before taxes).
  • Orientation & Training Institute participation.
  • Federal school loan forbearance during your service year.
  • The Segal Education Award of $6,345 following successful completion of your service year.
  • Health insurance stipend (if not already covered by an existing policy).
  • Regular professional development and training opportunities on teaching artistry, classroom management, creativity, arts education,¬†child development, and civic engagement.
  • Mentoring at on-site school placements and via 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.
  • The opportunity to use your art to make a difference in the lives of children and schools.