What is a Teaching Artist?
A teaching artist is a professional who has the experience and knowledge to teach their art form to students and adults with various disabilities in a school setting, Department of Juvenile Justice facility, or adult program. Arts4All Florida employs teaching artists for the artist in residence program, community art classes, and outreach events.
Qualifications for Teaching Artists:
Ability to work with students and/or adults with various disabilities
Ability to adapt to a variety of classroom settings and student populations
Familiarity with Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction
Effective use of accommodations
Ability to use Florida Standards to create appropriate lessons that relate to classroom curriculum
Ability to effectively teach your art form
Effective behavior management skills
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Reliable form of transportation
Must submit to and pass a background check
Become a Teaching Artist!
If you are interested in becoming an Arts4All Florida teaching artist, click here.
Employment for Artist in Residence Programs
Standard My Art My Way residencies consist of teaching six to eight one-hour sessions. Teaching artists must complete lesson plans prior to each session and an evaluation at the end of residency, among other requirements outlined in individual offer letters. Residencies are not guaranteed for all artists in our registry as it is based on the specific needs of each county. Some teaching artists may receive multiple residencies in a school year, especially if they are willing to travel to neighboring counties.
Arts4All Florida conducts webinars and conference calls throughout the school year to help teaching artists learn best practices for teaching the arts to people with disabilities. Guest speakers include experts from the field providing best practices for our artists.
Click here for a list of upcoming webinars or to watch archived webinars.
Residency Program Forms
SITE Residency Paperwork
Media Release for Virtual Residencies
Media Release for In-Person Residencies
ARTIST Residency Paperwork (all residencies except Miami performances, which can be found below)
Preplanning Document for Museum Partnerships
State Standards for CPALMS
Direct Deposit Authorization
Teaching Artist Employee Handbook
Invoice for Schools
Invoice for DJJ residencies
Invoice for Museum Partnerships
Teaching Artist Evaluation
Miami Performance Residency Paperwork
Miami Performance Invoice - please email Dee Miller, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Art History Fun Guide
Passport to Create Curriculums - These fun and art history driven visual art curriculums cover 1 - 2 sessions each. They focus on Surrealism and Abstraction and are simple enough for any grade level. They are fully written including the cpalms codes, links to inexpensive supplies as well as visual examples of the artist and their work.
The curriculums are written allowing students to create two sets of each piece of art, having one for the student to take home and the other for the artist to mail to Arts4All Florida for exhibition purposes. Those mailed to our offices will not be given back but will be matted and shown at different venues around the state. The class, school, county and teaching artist will be recognized at the exhibition.
Additional DJJ Residency Paperwork
DJJ Sign-in Sheet
DJJ Sign-in Sheet