Teaching Artist Application

Teaching Artist Application Form

Please build out your TAR application in the TAR Draft Application Worksheet (find in TAR Guidelines) prior to filling out this application. This is to help prevent losing any work or information as you gather all required application materials and answer the required questions listed in the application. Follow directions explicitly. Copy and paste from your Draft Application Worksheet into the application. Complete the application in one sitting.
  • Name of Artist/Arts Group/Arts Organization: This should not be your performance name.
  • Attach to application. Image size should be under 2Mb.
    Accepted file types: jpeg, png, jpg, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Addresses will only be visible on Roster Profiles for arts groups and arts organizations. Individual artists' addresses will not be visible on the roster. However, the Commission does need access to an individual artist's mailing address.
  • The Commission must have the teaching artist's direct email/Director of Education or Programs on file for communication purposes. Do not put your agent or administrator's email.
  • *100 words or less and must be written in third person. The bio content should focus on your experiences as a teaching artist or in arts education/arts presentation. Consider shortened elements of your teaching philosophy or your organization’s mission or vision statements. A link to your website will allow visitors to see the full scope of your history and work. This bio should be a brief introduction to your current work and contain only information that is relevant to the TN Teaching Artist Roster’s mission and purpose.
  • Attach your resume, two (2) pages maximum. Please upload your Resume as a PDF only. Arts organizations and groups should not submit a resume but must submit a website address below.
    Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
  • Enter the individual's or organization's website address using this format: http://www.sampledomainname.com
  • please list the website link to your social media profiles–do not list your handle–using this format: https://www.sampledomainname.com Only provide website links to public profiles.
  • Select all that apply
  • Artistic Work Sample:

    *All artistic work samples should be created within the last three (3) years. *Please title your work samples in the following format ONLY: ArtistName_ArtisticDiscipline_WorkSampleTitle *Visual artists, upload at least one (1) up to three (3) photos of your work. *Literary artists should upload at least one (1) sample of written work. *Folk/Traditional Artists, upload at least one (1) photo or provide a link to a video sample of your work in the next field. *Performing artists should paste a link to your video or sound file from a third party website such as SoundCloud, Youtube or Vimeo. We can not accept media files.
  • Select 1-3 files to upload (see instructions above). Please title your work samples in the following format ONLY: ArtistName_ArtisticDiscipline_WorkSampleTitle
    Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: aiff, wav, jpg, jpeg, png, doc, docx, pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB, Max. files: 3.
    • Enter the direct website address to your video sample using this format: http://www.sampledomainname.com
    • Please indicate the regions you are available to work as a teaching artist. Check all that apply.
    • Check all that apply.
    • Check all that apply.
    • Please answer the questions listed in the Draft Application Worksheet and upload your narrative responses as a PDF. 2-page maximum here.
      Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
    • Submit a program sample below that will give the Commission/visitors of the Teaching Artist Roster an understanding of what you offer. Type 50-75 words that describe the program.
    • Upload as a PDF only.
      Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
    • Program type can vary per each Sample Program, but you must select the Program Type that best fits the Sample Program. Check all that apply.
    • Submit a program sample below that will give the Commission/visitors of the Teaching Artist Roster an understanding of what you offer. Type 50-75 words that describe the program.
    • Upload as a PDF only.
      Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
    • Program type can vary per each Sample Program, but you must select the Program Type that best fits the Sample Program. Check all that apply.
    • Submit a program sample below that will give the Commission/visitors of the Teaching Artist Roster an understanding of what you offer. Type 50-75 words that describe the program.
    • Upload as a PDF only.
      Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
    • Program type can vary per each Sample Program, but you must select the Program Type that best fits the Sample Program. Check all that apply.
    • For Individual Artists: Please upload as a PDF only. (2 pages maximum .pdf files only, maximum size 2MB) • lesson objectives • procedures for delivering instruction • materials • length of lesson • assessment • curriculum standards––identify National Core Arts Standards and/or TN Academic Standards for Fine Arts
      Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.
    • For Arts Orgs: Please upload a sample curriculum guide or teacher preparatory materials that provides an overview of the performance/lesson or to supplement the performance or exhibition. Please upload the curriculum guide or teacher preparatory materials as a PDF only.
      Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 2 MB.