National Artist Teacher Fellowship Program Details:

The Center for Arts in Education invites arts teachers from public arts high schools and Title 1 high schools and middle schools to apply

for funding for artistic development through its National Artist Teacher Fellowship program. Join us in celebrating 15 years of the NATF program, which offers arts teachers the opportunity to immerse themselves in their own creative work, interact with other professional
artists, and stay current with new practices. The purpose of this Fellowship is to expand and/or rejuvenate the applicant’s artistic range and abilities in their artistic practice. Teachers will be expected to design a fellowship program that provides opportunities to enhance their understanding of current techniques, activity, and thinking in their artistic domain(s). It may include: study in arts courses; attendance at advanced art-making workshops, festivals or institutes; residencies at artists’ colonies; formal mentor relationships with recognized
professional artists; independent study towards the completion of an artistic project (which includes interaction with other professionals),

or other artistic entities. Up to twenty awards of $5,500 each will be made, with a complementary grant of $1,500 to the Fellow’s school to support post-fellowship activities. The fellowship award is for the Fellow to use towards the completion of their project experience. It may be used to defray the cost of tuition and other fees, room and board, travel, purchase of materials and/or equipment for personal art-making, childcare, mentor fees, and other relevant expenses. The post-fellowship funds are to be used at the discretion of the Fellow for the benefit of their students, school and classroom. All arts disciplines are eligible: visual arts, photography, theater, stage design
(sound, lighting, set design), music, dance, film, video, multidiscipline, architecture and creative writing.


Proposals which will not be considered include: participation in educational conferences; art therapy; development of pedagogy; academic research or graduate study; curriculum building;


Schools must:

● Be a public arts high school, magnet school, or charter school with the primary mission
of fostering the development of artistic talent; or a Title 1 middle or high school with a
sequential arts program.
● Offer sequential arts courses as a requirement for graduation
● Employ artists as teachers
Arts Teachers must:
● Be permanently assigned full or part-time faculty (teaching a minimum of 6 hrs/week in
an arts discipline)
● Be minimally in their fifth year of teaching arts at the high school or middle school level
(middle school educators must be from a Title 1 schools)

*The 2015 NATF program includes arts teachers at Title 1 schools that have demonstrated a
commitment to using the arts to improve student engagement and achievement. Please be in touch with
Adriane Brayton, Program Coordinator, for more information.

Please note that teachers from high schools that are not arts-specialty schools are not eligible to
apply at this time even if those schools have an arts concentration (unless they have Title 1
status). If this is the case, please be in touch with the Program Coordinator for further



Applicants visit our website to submit a Letter of Intention online along with an attached resume
or curriculum vitae (please do not include work samples)


Following a review of the Letters of Intent, a select number of candidates will be invited to
submit a final application. Finalists will be asked to submit a full project description, project
budget and all available supporting materials (including notification of venue acceptances and
mentor letters).


Candidates will demonstrate their excellence as both artists and teachers during the application
process. They will be reviewed on the strength of their artistic accomplishments, the potential of
their artistic revitalization project to help them achieve professional artistic goals, and the
willingness of their schools to engage in post fellowship activities during the course of their
fellowship tenure.