The Arts in Education Teaching Artist Roster is a list of Maryland-based teaching artists who have experience providing group or classroom arts instruction and/or performances in a variety of educational settings.
Teaching artists who join the Roster have been selected through a panel review process. Artists who are approved for the MSAC Teaching Artist Roster are eligible for school and community-based grants through the Arts in Education grant program. Arts in Education grants are awarded through a separate application process. Successful membership to the Teaching Artist Roster does not guarantee funding through the Arts in Education grant program.
To view the Teaching Artist Roster, click here to access the Maryland Arts Directory. A PDF of the MSAC Teaching Artist Roster can also be found under the Resources section below.
For Independent Artists interested in applying for the Teaching Artist Roster, applicants must:
- Must be Maryland residents (owning or renting residential property in Maryland six months prior to the application’s submission) and must be 18 years of age or older.
- Ensembles or collaborative groups must be composed of artists who are 18 or older. 50% of artists in a collaborative group must meet the residency requirement above.
- Continue to be Maryland residents while active on AiE Teaching Artist Roster and for the duration of any funded Arts in Education Grant-supported activities.
For Organizations interested in applying for the Teaching Artist Roster, the organization must be any of the following:
- A 501(c)3 with tax exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service and is incorporated in Maryland
- A unit of Government based in Maryland
- A member institution in the University System of Maryland
And have one completed and documented fiscal year at the date of application submission with ongoing arts activities.
If you are applying as an organization and would like to have several of your teaching artists considered for the MSAC Teaching Artist Roster, a separate application for each teaching artist is required.
The Teaching Artist Roster is for Teaching Artists who provide arts education programming in school and community settings. Any applicant with questions about preparing an application is encouraged to reach out to relevant MSAC staff, as listed above.
Interested applicants are highly encouraged to schedule a virtual meeting or attend office hours with Arts in Education staff or consultants in advance of beginning an application.
The purpose of the call is to assist applicants in making their applications as strong as possible before submission.
See the Application Guidelines for more detailed information.
The Teaching Artist Roster application review process requires applicants to include the following in their application materials:
- Information on the artist’s training or experience in their arts discipline(s) and the audiences that they currently serve
- Examples of the artist’s arts education programs/activities for workshops, residencies, out of school time programs, visiting performances, lecture/lecture demonstrations, and/or online programs
- Answer a series of questions that addresses an artist’s inspirations, values, and ability to adapt their work to engage with students of different learning styles and abilities
- A sample recording of arts education instruction, performance, and/or online programs
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed by a group of panelists three times a year. Application deadlines are September 1, December 1, and April 1.
The benefits of becoming an MSAC Teaching Artist include:
- Members of the Teaching Artist Roster are eligible to receive funding opportunities through the Arts in Education Grant program, which covers the cost of Teaching Artist fees to provide financial incentive for Maryland schools and community groups to book Teaching Artists. Please note that Arts in Education grants are awarded through a separate application process. Successful membership to the Teaching Artist Roster does not guarantee funding through the Arts in Education grant program.
- Connections to a statewide network of organizations and nonprofits that lead professional development for Teaching Artists.
- Individualized feedback and evaluation sessions that help Teaching Artists strengthen their programming.
- Heightened visibility through MSAC’s Arts Directory.
Artists new to the teaching artist profession are encouraged to reach out to the Arts in Education Program Director for information and resources.