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Artist Applications: 

Teaching Artists and Assistants

Our ART 180 teaching artists are inspiring. They come from diverse backgrounds and have varied experiences with art-making and youth engagement. Teaching artists are guides for young artists; they help youth explore creativity and self-discovery. Teaching artists are hired to either lead or assist in our programs, and are compensated for time spent training, planning, in the classroom, and fun events.

The teaching artist leading a program develops and implements curriculum to inspire and challenge youth, encouraging each participant to learn and grow. Assistants provide support in the classroom for a weekly set of structured art activities as defined by a program's lead teaching artist. The most successful programs are those where teaching artists are consistent, enthusiastic and deeply passionate about youth, art, and the Richmond community. 


ART 180 programs last nine to sixteen weeks and are scheduled throughout the year. For more information, email Vaughn Garland, Director of Community Programs and Partnerships, at and Maurice Jackson, Director of Atlas Programs and Artist Development, at

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