Youth-Focused Residency Opportunities

Live-In Resident, 1-year term
Term Start: August 26th, 2024

We are seeking 1 Artist in Residence for assistance in our youth programs that WILL live on-site. The ideal candidate will have some experience working with children, particularly K-5th. Experience working in inclusive classrooms with a diverse student population is helpful but not required. Program details and application information can be found below.

Studio-Only Resident, 1-year term
Term Start: August 26th, 2024

We are seeking 1 Artist in Residence for assistance in our youth programs that will NOT live on-site. The ideal candidate will have some experience working with children, particularly K-5th. Experience working in inclusive classrooms with a diverse student population is helpful but not required. Program details and application information can be found below.

Teacher with one of our youth students outside, picking up natural pieces for an art project.
Teacher with one of our youth students outside, picking up natural pieces for an art project.

This residency is designed for artists working in one of our three concentration areas (Clay, Fibers, and Printmaking) who also have a passion and desire to share their knowledge with young students.

The youth-focused residency option is available to both live-in and studio-only residents. Along with time and space to explore personal work in their preferred medium, youth-focused residents will devote roughly half of their service hours to our various youth programs. The youth-focused resident can expect to help plan and teach lessons for 6-week youth classes, Schools Out, and Summer Camp programs as well as occasional outreach opportunities. The remaining hours will be focused on your area of concentration and may include teaching adult classes and maintaining studio spaces and materials.

The ideal candidate will have some experience working with children. Experience working in inclusive classrooms with a diverse student population is helpful but not required.

When applying to our current Clay, Fibers, or Printmaking residencies, please indicate your interest in the Youth-Focused residency option.

Teacher holding up a screen for papermaking in front of one of our youth students.
Teacher holding up a screen for papermaking in front of one of our youth students.

Apply Today

Fill out the Artist in Residence application and return to us along with:

  • Cover letter describing your reasons for applying for this opportunity and how it would aid the Access Arts mission and your personal goals as an artist

  • 10-20 Images of Previous Work (attach to email, provide URL, or include CD or DVD — these materials will not be returned)

  • Artist’s statement

  • Detailed description of the project/work you wish to develop while in residency

  • Resume including detailed information on your previous experience with the media you wish to pursue at Access Arts and your community involvement