Call for Class and Workshop Proposals

USC Pacific Asia Museum

Los Angeles, CA


The USC Pacific Asia Museum, established in 1971, is one of a few U.S. institutions dedicated to the arts and culture of Asia and the Pacific Islands, serving the city of Los Angeles and the Greater Southern California region. The museum’s mission is to further intercultural understanding through the arts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. Learn more:

After undergoing a seismic retrofit, the museum is set to reopen on December 8, 2017.



What we are looking for:

The Education Department is seeking proposals from teaching artists to lead workshops and/or classes at the museum starting in 2018. Ideas should be focused on techniques in Asian and Pacific Islands art, creative expression inspired by objects in the museum’s permanent collection, and/or projects related to special exhibits. Some examples include, but are not limited to: printmaking, East Asian brush painting, embroidery/textile art, and drawing from sculpture and nature.

We are looking for classes for adults, children, and families (intergenerational). Teaching artists should have experience working with diverse audiences and different skill levels as well as a basic knowledge of or familiarity with Asian art. You are welcome to submit more than one proposal. 

Permanent collection:

Current Exhibit: Winds From Fusang: Mexico and China in the Twentieth Century (part of PST: LA/LA)

Upcoming exhibit: Ceremonies and Celebrations: Textile Treasures from the USC Pacific Asia Museum Collection (opening Fall 2018)



Email the following materials to Valentina Quezada (Youth and Family Programs Specialist) at [email protected] with the subject line: Teaching Artist Proposal

Submit via email:

  • Resume/CV
  • Workshop proposal including:
  • Description of workshop or class
  • Why you are interested in this project/technique/exhibition
  • Projected budget for materials
  • Example(s) of previous teaching work 

Deadline: November 17, 2017

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