Locations & Programs

Serve a year as a school’s Resident Teaching Artist, developing arts programming specifically for K-12 students

Central North Carolina

Forest - longleaf pines Weymouth Woods SP 1804 (5606636663) (2)

School Districts: Moore County School District, Lee County School District, Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools

Whether you’re looking for a bustling hub or a quiet retreat among the longleaf pines, Central North Carolina is the place to be! Chapel Hill and Carrboro offer a bustling arts scene abundant with public art as well as cultural festivals and music venues. Popular locations like the Ackland Art Museum for an extensive art collection or the Cat’s Cradle for live music are must sees. To the south you find the Sandhills, which ArtistYear Resident Teaching Artists have described as a “hidden gem” in North Carolina. Central North Carolina is the perfect location for those seeking the excitement of a big city with room to breathe and explore nature.

In partnership with: NC Volunteer, Moore County School District, and Lee County School District, Chapel Hill/Carrboro Schools

Learn more about ArtistYear North Carolina from Dance Resident Teaching Artist McKelynn!

Philadelphia, PA

School District: The School District of Philadelphia

The City of Brotherly Love is known for its abundant history, diversity, and vibrant visual and performing arts. From esteemed sites such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Barnes, and The Filmore to smaller venues such as The Fire, PhilaMOCA, and the Magic Gardens, Philly’s art and music scene is accessible, varied, and renowned. Here you will also find more public art than any other city in America. Come serve in Philadelphia and dig deep into outstanding art, history, food, and culture!

In partnership with: PennSERVE and the School District of Philadelphia’s Office of the Arts & Academic Enrichment

Hear about ArtistYear Resident Teaching Artists Elisabeth and Alex's experiences serving in Philadelphia.

New York City, NY

School District:  New York City Department of Educations’ The Borough of Queens

Queens is one of the most diverse areas in the world! Nearly 60% of Queens residents speak a language other than English in their home. With all this diversity comes phenomenal cuisine, vibrant markets, and traditions of community organizing and community-based organizations. Queens is also home to a multitude of cultural institutions including MoMA PS1, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the Queens Museum of Art. This location is a magical fit for those who want to experience cultural heritage from every pocket of our world in a NYC Borough.

In partnership with:  NYC Service and the NYC Department of Education’s Office of Arts and Special Projects

Check out former Senior Resident Teaching Artist Walker's end of year reflection on their service!

Denver, CO

School Districts: Adams County School District 14 and Jefferson County

This “Mile High City” is known for its world-class cultural attractions, thriving craft breweries, food and indie music scene, and diverse neighborhoods. Take in the Denver arts scene at Redline Contemporary Gallery, Meow Wolf Denver, or the world famous Red Rocks Amphitheatre in neighboring Morrison. This is a prime location for those who want to be part of a vibrant city and serve a high-need community, yet enjoy easy access to the outdoor splendor of the Rockies.

In partnership with: Serve Colorado, Adams 14 School District, and Jefferson County School District

ArtistYear Resident Teaching Artists share their perspectives from ArtistYear's first year serving in Denver!

Aspen Valley, Colorado

Carbondale, CO Viewed from Above

School District:  Roaring Fork School District, serving the communities of Glenwood Springs, Basalt, and Carbondale

The breathtaking Roaring Fork Valley is a mecca for skiing, hiking, biking, arts, and culture. The service sector that supports these nearby resort towns is composed of new immigrants and low-income households. We are honored to partner with the local school district and arts organizations such as The Aspen Music Festival & School to serve these communities. This is a great match for those who want to enjoy the outdoors, vibrant cultural scene, and be part of a close-knit community.

In partnership with:  Serve Colorado, Aspen Music Festival & School, the Basalt Regional Library, and Roaring Fork School District

Resident Teaching Artist Camille shares highlights from her time serving in the Roaring Fork Valley!

Announcing new service regions for 2024-2025 service year!

Cleveland, OH

 Located on the coast of Lake Erie, Cleveland offers its residents a robust mix of historical landmarks, contemporary attractions, and must-see destinations.  The city may be best known for the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame, but the Cleveland creative scene is so much more. Featuring one of the top orchestras in the country, an abundance of murals and unique street art, and world-class theatre productions, Cleveland is filled with gems waiting to be discovered.

This location is perfect for those who want to experience the amenities of a city on a smaller scale.

Dallas, TX

With a sprawling metro area, Dallas has much to offer! Spend some time in the Arts District – the largest in the country – for a 20-block creative hub with museums, venues, parks, and theatres. Dallas’s artistic community can be found throughout the city into its many colorful and exciting neighborhoods.

This region is perfect for those who are looking to take advantage of city living with opportunities to see more of the surrounding areas.

Mt. Sterling, KY

Mt. Sterling, KY is at the  intersection of Appalachia and Lexington, and its vibrant community reflects it. With ongoing public projects connected to the arts, social justice and movements, and restorative healing, Mt. Sterling is historic and on the forefront of change and growth.

This is the ideal location for those wishing to participate in an active community dedicated to creating inclusive spaces through the arts!

In partnership with:  Gateway Regional Arts Center

Nashville, TN

Serve a year in Music City, USA! There’s a reason Nashville attracts so many musicians and music lovers – from famous stages like the Ryman Auditorium, the Grand Ole Opry, and Cumberland Caverns to any of the other 180 unique venues around the city, you’re bound to meet a vibrant community of artists. Nashville may be most known for its music, but the city boasts an active arts scene with popular art crawls, theatres, and performing arts showcases.

This location is perfect for those who want to find inspiration in a long legacy of artistic talent!