Teaching Artists

What is a teaching artist?

A teaching artist is a professional who has the experience and knowledge to teach their craft 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 My Art My Way 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, including physical, developmental, emotional, cognitive, or sensory
  • Ability to adapt to a variety of classroom settings and student populations in PreK through grade 12
  • Effective use of accommodations and modifications
  • Familiarity with Universal Design for Learning and Differentiated Instruction
  • Ability to use Florida Standards to create appropriate lessons that relate to classroom curriculum
  • Ability to effectively teach the art form in which you indicate proficiency
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Reliable form of transportation
  • Effective behavior management skills
  • Must submit and pass a background check
Become a Teaching Artist!

If you are interested in becoming an Arts4All Florida teaching artist, click here.



Arts4All Florida conducts webinars and conference calls throughout the school year.  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.


Employment for artist in residence programs:

Standard My Art My Way residencies consist of teaching 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.  Click here for more information on the different types of residencies and their requirements.



Residency Requirements and Forms:

SITE Residency Paperwork


ARTIST Residency Paperwork


Additional DJJ Paperwork



Community Art Classes and Outreach Forms

ARTIST Paperwork


SITE Paperwork