Apply to the Teaching Artist Showcase at the National Gallery of Art!   

The education division at the National Gallery of Art invites three DC-based teaching artists to display their visual art in the East Building Education Studio and facilitate a meet-and-greet-style educational program during an Evenings at the Edge event. Each event will showcase the work of one teaching artist, who will also be invited to demonstrate materials or processes related to teaching or artistic practice. The demonstration may include examples of finished work or works in progress.

Held on the second Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Evenings at the Edge features works of art, live music and dance performances, pop-up talks, and hands-on art-making throughout the East Building, free of charge. Evenings at the Edge regularly welcomes more than 2,000 attendees. The 2019 spring events will be March 14, April 11, and May 9.

Each selected teaching artist will receive an honorarium of $1,500.

Criteria to apply:

  • Over 18 years of age
  • Home or studio is within a 25-mile radius of Washington, DC
  • Medium is painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, and/or printmaking
  • Have exhibited in the DC metro area in the past two years, as evidenced on resume/CV
  • Active teaching experience in the DC metro area within the past year, as evidenced on resume/CV
  • Must be available for one of the following date ranges:
  • March 13–15
  • April 10–12
  • May 8–10

Successful applications will:

  • Highlight the connection between applicant’s artistic and teaching practices
  • Demonstrate a connection to the DC metro area

Teaching artists or artist collectives are eligible to apply. Images submitted should be the work intended to be showcased during Evenings at the Edge. Current National Gallery of Art employees or contractors are not eligible to apply. Applications will be evaluated by a team of National Gallery of Art educators. The application will close January 18, 2019, at 11:59 p.m. Artists will be notified by February 25, 2019.

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