Seeking Visual Artist Mentors

Theatre of Hearts

Los Angeles, CA

One  or twice  a year Theatre  Of Hearts/Youth First  (TOHYF) sends out an open  artist call seeking PROFESSIONAL  Visual Artists who have at least 3-­‐5  years of experience in their chosen art  disciplines to teach Youth First Artist-­‐In-­‐Residence  workshops to youth in:

Visual  Arts (drawing/painting,  mural making, mixed media/3d)   

Residencies are custom-­‐designed  and standards-­‐based, and typically  consist of 2-­‐hour workshops conducted  sequentially once or twice per week for 13-­‐15  weeks, culminating in a Work-­‐in-­‐Progress presentation. Candidates who are bilingual, have previous teaching experience,  and/or knowledge of the VAPA and Common Core State Standards are a  plus. All artists must provide their own vehicle, a valid CA driver’s  license, and proof of a negative TB test.

You will also be required to obtain  and pass a background check at an agency designated by TOHYF. *NOTE: This is  a need for basis contract position. Meaning, we work with sites that are in need for  programming which can vary in location, length, and time of year.

Please email a current  professional resume (please include exhibitions, awards, etc), links to professional website, and  a sample lesson plan if you have one. Dance and Theatre artists, please send video reels or YouTube links of previous work.



Interested candidates should review our website ( and email  all materials to:

[email protected]

TOHYF will review submissions and contact suitable  candidates for an interview. Pay typically ranges from $42.00-­‐67.00 an hour depending on the contract. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE



The mission of the TOHYF Artist-­‐In-­‐Residence Program is to prevent and intervene  in youth violence by involving underserved, low-­‐income youth and their families in extended, high-­‐quality, standards-­‐based, multidisciplinary  arts educational workshops. TOHYF works with at-­‐risk youth ages 4 to 18 at schools, libraries, probation facilities, and community-­‐based sites  throughout Los Angeles County. Since 1992, our Youth First Artist-­‐In-­‐Residence Program has successfully provided over 102,500 youth with an environment  that allows them the freedom of self-­‐expression. By conducting workshops through TOHYF, professional artists will help underserved youth learn important skills  extending beyond the arts. Please review our website to learn more. Theatre Of Hearts/Youth First is an equal opportunity employer/contractor

Job Type: Contract      

Salary: $42.00 to $67.00 /hour

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