KCYA hires Teaching Artists for two distinct programs:


In School Programs and the 
Community School of the Arts



In School Programs


Teaching Artist Roster Search 

Every year, Kansas City Young Audiences recruits new programs and talent for its roster. Our current roster features over 150 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.  




Feb 2, 2018 - Preview submission deadline, for applicants wanting feedback prior to final submission
Feb 23, 2018 - Submission deadline for new program applications
March 2018 - Panel review of fully completed applications
April 2018 - 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:


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 6 months in advance.


For more information contact:
Rachel Cain, Director of Arts Education 816-531-4022 ext. 1011  rcain@kcya.org