Rhode Island Teaching Artist Roster

The roster is a directory of teaching artists who have been approved by public panels to work in educational settings. The State's Arts Council has endorsed the teaching artists' skills and credentials when they are added to the Roster. Educational sites and individuals use the Roster as a resource to engage an artist for an arts learning project.

This program will open on May 1, 2024. Currently closed.

To be eligible, an individual must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a US Citizen or Green Card holder
  • Be a resident of the State of Rhode Island for at least six months

Successful applicants demonstrate:

  • Evidence of experience in one or more artistic disciplines
  • Knowledge and expertise in arts instruction, and an ongoing commitment to professional learning
  • Knowledge of the learning needs and styles of their intended audience

The application process consists of two parts – a written application and an interview. Applicants that demonstrate the above to the review panel will be granted an interview with the RISCA, Arts in Education Director and members of the review panel.   During the interview, applicants will be asked to provide  detailed examples of their work for each “educational engagement type” as indicated on their application.  These examples, or learning plans, should demonstrate:

  • A scope and sequence of events.
  • Differentiated instructional strategies that engage at least one of the populations/communities selected.
  • Learning goals that are aligned with the National Core Art Standards.
  • Learning goals that are aligned with the National Core Art Standards.

If You Are Already Listed on the Rhode Island Teaching Artist Roster

Artists can renew their listings annually, provided they are active professionally as teaching artists. In order to maintain active status and artist must:

  • Complete a yearly BCI background check in accordance with Rhode Island law.
  • Have a complete profile on Creative Ground which includes a recent photo, updated contact information and at least one reference with whom the artist has worked for in the last 3 years

The Rhode Island Teaching Artist Roster is part of New England Foundation for the Arts CreativeGround website, which will provide opportunities for RI teaching artists regionally.

Are you ready to apply?

Did you review?

Proceed to Online Application

Seamus Hamas

Questions? 
Seamus Hames
Arts Education Program Director
seamus.hames@arts.ri.gov
Seamus Hames' bio


Opens: May 1, 2024
Deadline: July 1, 2024