Our teaching artists are two-career professionals, working as an artist and arts educator. As a working artist, they are involved in an ongoing process of discovery, creation and exhibition, and refinement of skills in their discipline. As a working educator, they are a crucial resource for the lifelong learning in the arts.
Art education is taught by professional teaching artists in the fields of visual arts, theater, drama, creative writing and poetry, dance and movement. These, year-long, teaching artists are placed in one school for the entire school year. They use an arts integration approach, pairing fine arts with other core curricular areas.
Sierra Arts appoints teaching artists to serve at selected WCSD elementary school, one-two times a week, for one school year.
Sierra Arts Foundation provides all teaching materials, art supplies, and teaching-artist salaries. Teaching artists spend 6-weeks in each classroom until all grades have been served arts education.
Teaching artists are carefully selected based on their expertise working as a professional artist and arts educator.
Preference may be given to applicants with a BFA or MFA and three years of direct k-12 teaching experience. Qualified applicants are reviewed and interviews are scheduled for the top candidates.
Nancy Gomes Elementary
Lena Juniper Elementary
Mount Rose Elementary
Alice Smith Elementary
Mamie Towles Elementary
Libby Booth Elementary School
Rita Cannan Elementary School
Katherine Dunn Elementary School
Lincoln Park Elementary School
Bernice Mathews Elementary School
In 1987 Sierra Arts Foundation began awarding grants to artists of all disciplines living within a 100-mile radius.
Sierra Arts Foundation 17 S. Virginia Street Reno, NV 89501(775) 329-2787
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday through Friday
Saturday: 11:00 – 3:00