Become a Young Audiences Teaching Artist

Young Audiences artists are catalysts for inspiration in our schools. They breathe joy, creativity, and discovery into our classrooms and use their art form to spark student curiosity and a love of learning.

Are you a professional artist? Do you have experience in schools? Are you passionate about arts in education? 

We are always looking for dedicated, talented, professional teaching artists to partner with us as we work toward a Maryland where every student can imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.


We are looking for:

  • exceptionally talented professional visual, digital media, and performing artists
  • artists with experience teaching in K-12 settings
  • artists with arts integration experience
  • performing artists with experience performing for students

Six Steps to Becoming a YA Artist

Step One

Watch this video! It should answer many of the questions you have about what it means to be a YA artist and how everything works.

Step Two

Attend a free, one-hour Meet Young Audiences event to learn more about our history and understand how we achieve our mission.

Step Three

Attend a New Artist Info Session to hear from current YA artists, learn more about our work in schools, and meet our staff.

Step Four

Submit your application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed once a month.

Step Five

We review your application. YA’s New Artist panel will review applications in the month following each application deadline.

Step Six

Complete a live audition of your program! Select artists will be contacted to schedule an audition and classroom observation.

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