Roster Application Guidelines

Lifetime Arts’ Creative Aging Roster is a free online directory of professional teaching artists – peer vetted and qualified to design and deliver instructional arts programs for older adults. Searchable by arts discipline, geographic location and languages spoken, the Roster is available to anyone interested in engaging teaching artists for participatory arts workshops in community settings.

To be listed on the Creative Aging Roster, teaching artists must apply and pass a panel review. Applications are evaluated by a panel of cross sector experts in the arts, aging, community cultural development and arts education fields. Read the criteria and follow the guidelines below to apply. We advise you to refer back to these guidelines as you complete the application.

Please note: Artists listed on the Roster are not employees of Lifetime Arts, Inc., and Lifetime Arts, Inc. assumes no responsibility for their individual performance. Commitments, agreements and contracts between teaching artists on the Roster and any other organization are private and outside the scope of Lifetime Arts services.   As such, being a member of the Lifetime Arts Roster does not guarantee employment.

Application Deadlines:

Applications are accepted all year round and reviewed quarterly.

An ideal candidate possesses:

  • Professional experience as an artist;
  • Proven teaching experience in delivering sequential arts instruction;
  • The ability to create curricula for older adults;
  • Specialized training is a plus.

To Apply:

1. Roster Artist Profile

Complete the roster artist profile, which includes your contact information, a teaching artist bio, teaching experience, artistic disciplines (please note: these disciplines should be reflective of your resume and curriculum submitted. Lifetime Arts may reach out to you if they require further evidence of your skills in a certain artistic field), languages spoken, a section to attach application materials, and two professional references (Only include references familiar with your work as a teaching artist. Please do not send letters of recommendation. References will be contacted directly by Lifetime Arts staff.)

Please note: Personal information will not appear on your profile.

2. Teaching Artist Resume

Attach a Teaching Artist Resume that provides a summary of your skills, experience and education as both a practicing artist and art educator. Please include dates, descriptions and summary of positions when appropriate. If you have a separate Artist CV and Teaching Resume, please combine them into a single file.

Please note: Teaching Artist Resumes will be viewable to anyone searching the Roster.

Acceptable file types include .pdf, .txt, .doc, .docx, .odt, and .ods and the maximum file size is 10 MB.

3. Sample Curriculum

Attach a Sample Curriculum for an 8 – 10 session instructional residency for older adults (55+). Each session in your Sample Curriculum should last between 90 minutes and two hours. Please Note: Art History and Art Appreciation classes that do not involve any art making and hands on learning are not eligible.

Please include the following:

  • title;
  • a brief description of the curriculum;
  • sequential learning goals and objectives;
  • a brief description of activities for each session, including what skills will be taught;
  • how you will promote social engagement;
  • a brief description of a culminating/sharing event.

Please note: A Sample Curriculum Template  is available for your use. It is highly recommended that you use or review this document to create your submission. To download, right click on the preferred file type and click save as (.docx) (.pdf).

Acceptable file types include .pdf, .txt, .doc, .docx, .odt, and .ods and the maximum file size is 10 MB.

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