Join our Roster of Teaching Artists
School and Community Programs Roster
Teaching Artist Roster Search
Every year, Kansas City Young Audiences recruits new programs and talent for its roster. Our current roster features over 178 artists and presents 165 programs in creative writing, dance, music, theatre, and the visual arts. These programs include performances, workshops, and professional development seminars for teachers.
Performing, visual art, and creative writing teaching artists are encouraged to create arts for learning programs to join the KCYA roster. A panel of teaching professionals reviews all applications.
May 19, 2017 Preview submission deadline, for applicants wanting feedback prior to final submission
June 1, 2017 Submission deadline for new program applications
June 2017 Panel review of fully completed applications
July 2017 Notification of application status
2017-2018 Program Application
If you are a current KCYA teaching artist and have an idea for a new program use this form:
Current Artist New Program Application
Additional helpful resources.
- Panel Scoring Sheet (PDF)
- Sample Program Application (PDF)
- Sample Catalog Description (PDF)
- National Standards Guide (PDF)
At this time we are not looking to contract with teaching artists from outside the greater Kansas City area.
When a Teaching Artist submits a program to the KCYA roster it is with the understanding that the specific program will be offered only through KCYA if accepted onto the roster.
A panel of teaching professionals reviews all applications. You may also see the Young Audiences Rubrics to assist with program design and development.
Community School of the Arts
Teaching Artists may submit their resumes throughout the year. We are always considering new programs and instructional offerings based on the strengths of our teaching artists.
Please note that we operate the Community School of the Arts on a trimester schedule. We offer 13 week long sessions in the Fall and in the Spring, with a 8 week Summer session. Planning for each of these sessions begins approximately 3 months in advance.
For more information contact:
Kara Armstrong, Director of Arts Education
816-531-4022 ext. 1011 firstname.lastname@example.org