Young Audiences of Northern California is proud to work with some of the finest artists in the Bay Area. Among our roster of artists are National Endowment for the Arts fellows, Grammy nominees, and national touring performers.
We accept applications for our artist roster on a rolling basis.
We maintain a roster of community artists in all art disciplines who are both exceptional practitioners of their art forms and skilled educators. We encourage prospective artists to read through the application process before writing to Melissa Duphily, Director of Arts Learning at email@example.com with any questions.
Please note that ours is a competitive process designed to identify artists whose programming fits the unique needs of teachers and schools.
Roster Application Process
Interested artists should submit a resume/CV, a portfolio (electronic or physical), and a brief statement of interest to the Director of Arts Learning. This statement should include a description of how the prospective programming is relevant to schools today, including suggestions for curricular tie-ins. Upon receipt, Young Audiences programming staff screen the applicant’s request based on the information provided. Priority is given to educationally relevant, culturally diverse program proposals that fill artistic gaps in the existing roster.
Applicants who have been approved by the Young Audiences programming staff then schedule a program-design meeting with Young Audiences and arrange for an in-school preview, to be reviewed by YANC staff and peer teaching artists. Upon completion of a successful preview and evaluation, the artist is accredited for representation on the Young Audiences roster. Throughout the year, the teaching artist’s work is reviewed and evaluated. Each year, teaching artists who are providing excellence in arts education will be invited onto the roster.
Before beginning work with children, all teaching artists must be fingerprinted by the Department of Justice, and provide proof of TB clearance, issued by a medical professional.
Program Outline Template - This can be used by teaching artists to help plan their programming.
Sample – Completed Program Outline Template - This sample describes programming done with 8th graders in a Theatre Arts residency that focuses on recycling and creating a sustainable earth.
The California State Visual and Performing Arts Content Standards are an integral part of every YANC program. Please reference them in your Curriculum Guides and Lesson Plans.