Locations & Programs

The Borough of Queens, 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!

The Sandhills, North Carolina

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

School Districts: Moore County School District and Lee County School District

Located an hour from Chapel Hill and the “Research Triangle,” The Sandhills are home to the PGA, world-renown horse-country, and a vibrant arts community. There the wealthy service sector is juxtaposed with rural poverty, farming, and the Ft. Bragg U.S. Army community. This location is a perfect fit for those who want to be a part of a tight knit arts community with small town charm, rich history, and an abundance of longleaf pines!

In partnership with: NC Volunteer, Moore County School District, and Lee County School District

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

Greater Philadelphia Area

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.

Greater Denver Area

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. 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!