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Nevada Arts Council Teaching Artists Roster
The Nevada Arts Council Teaching Artists Roster features a diverse representation of individual artists and ensembles from Nevada and beyond. The Roster is designed as an online resource for schools, organizations, and communities to broaden and diversify participation in the arts through the engagement of artists in residencies and programs. The AIS+C Roster artists represent a range of arts forms and all are experienced in collaborating with schools and communities to conduct learning in, through, or about the arts. The roster artists, selected through a rigorous review process, have program experience with at-risk youth, social services, special needs audiences, and lifelong learning.
Apply to be a part of the Teaching Artists Roster
Individual teaching artists, arts & culture groups and non-profit arts organizations interested in promoting arts based learning experiences are encouraged to apply to be included on the roster.
For more information, please contact: Maryjane Dorofachuk, Arts Learning Director at 702.486.3738 or email.
What is an Artist Residency?
Artist Residencies provide students, teachers, and communities with direct hands-on arts experiences through personal interaction with teaching artists. These individuals are professional or traditional artists working in any artistic discipline with training and experience in an art form and with knowledge of educational practice. The teaching artist may work in long-term or short-term residencies in classrooms or in a community setting, or may lead program development through involvement in curricular planning and professional development for teachers.
The residency design allows the artist to explore their discipline with students, teachers, and community members through a variety of components that may include teacher workshops, classes, lectures and discussions, rehearsals, performances, community events, and perhaps a final project. Artist residencies provide a unique opportunity for students and community members to work directly with a practicing artist. In most cases, participants in an artist residency will acquire more advanced skills in a particular art form than they would normally achieve through regular educational experiences.
The Roster artists are listed below under their artistic discipline. Each of the artist’s profiles features biographical information on each artist, as well as examples of sample and past programs, professional development workshops for teachers and organization staff, areas of expertise, geographical availability, language proficiency, and contact information.
Note: Artists with ◉ behind their name have completed the Creative Aging in the Arts training provided by Lifetime Arts and the Nevada Arts Council.