Ends on September 15, 2017

In 2017-18, YoungArts is partnering with CalArts and their Community Arts Partnership (CAP) program to provide guest teaching artists for select out-of-school programs in Los Angeles. CalArts CAP programs provide free, intensive arts learning for under-served students across LA County during the academic school year and summer term. This new YoungArts initiative is aimed at providing alumni with professional development opportunities that allow them to give back to the community.


Selected alumni will present one class as part of the programs listed in the link below, working in conjunction with the program lead teacher. As a guest teacher for one of the CalArts CAP sessions, you will be asked to give a brief summary of your background, showcase some of your current work, and encourage the students to apply to YoungArts. The primary goal of the classes are to have the students engage with you, each other, and enjoy the act of making art. Each class is generally 2-3 hours and will focus on creating and completing a creative project within the class time frame. Selected alumni will also receive an honorarium for their time and funds for class materials (if needed).


Learn more about the CalArts CAP programs and available classes/disciplines here.


Interested alumni should submit:

  • An idea/proposal for the creative project you’d like to do with the students (discipline specific). A basic description will suffice. 
  • A cost projection for needed materials (if necessary).
  • Arts related teaching experience and/or mentorship work with high school age students (in or out of a classroom setting). Training may be provided for those who need it.


Fall guest teaching classes will most likely be scheduled in late October; Spring classes in late March. Specific dates will be worked out with the CalArts CAP faculty.


The deadline to submit is September 15, 2017 11:59 EST.

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