Latinx Teaching-Artist Fellowship 2020-21: Application Form
Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

Application process includes completing this Fellowship Application Form and submitting required materials. In the event that the COVID-19 situation continues to affect our programming into the summer and fall months, we will work alongside selected artists to reschedule/restructure this fellowship.

In its tenth year, the Latinx Teaching-Artist Fellowship (LTAF) provides free studio workspace to two Latinx artists in exchange for being an integral part of Root Division’s Studios Program. In large part, the commitment involves teaching classes two afternoons per week at Mission Education Center (MEC), a K-5 newcomer school for children who have recently emigrated from Latin America to San Francisco. Working as teaching-artists in residence for the full school year, LTAFs develop and facilitate projects in our My Two Homes curriculum, which guides students in discussions, story-telling, and art-making around in their transition to a new home in the U.S.

More information about the fellowship can be found here:

Strong LTAF candidates...
• Are bilingual in Spanish and English.
• Demonstrate excellence in their studio practice and/or art-making.
• Have a minimum of one year of experience teaching or facilitating projects with groups of children or youth.
• Have a passion for working with underserved youth or adults.
• Show enthusiasm for working individually and collaboratively to serve the community.

Awarded LTAF will be asked to commit to...
• An average of 24 volunteer hours per month to the organization from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021
• A minimum of 2 weekday afternoons per week to teach from September 2020 through May 2021
• Helping produce and attending the New Growth student showcase on May 8, 2021
• Attending monthly All Artist Meetings (one Wednesday evening per month) from July 2020-June 2021
• Attending Second Saturday receptions (the second Saturday evening of each month) from July 2020-June 2021
• Attending other events as scheduled (includes Art Auction in October 2020 & TASTE 2021 in April 2021)

Please submit all documents as PDFs and images as JPGs zipped into a file and email to with heading: LTAF App - {Your Last Name}.

Please submit the following materials for review:

1. Application Form (complete fields below)
2. Cover Letter (PDF at 1MB max): Please introduce yourself, tell us why you are interested in the Root Division community, and how this fellowship would impact you as an artist and/or teacher. Please add three references (contact name, email, phone) at the bottom of the letter.
3. Artist resume and/or Professional resume. (PDF at 1MB max)
4. Examples of your artwork (up to 12 images), with a corresponding image info. (Ideally the image jpgs and info are compiled and attached into a single PDF at 10MB max.)
5. Artist Statement about your artwork (as seen in images submitted).
6. Examples of student work (6-8 images and/or video documentation) from successful projects in which you worked with children or youth. (Ideally the image jpgs and info are compiled and attached into a single PDF at 10MB max.)
7. Two example lesson plans for art projects, indicating the appropriate target grade level(s), K-5.

Application process includes completing this Fellowship Application Form and submitting required materials. .
Email address *
First Name *
Last Name *
Phone Number *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Email Address *
Website *
Please check the box to state that you meet all eligibility requirements for this position. *
Briefly describe the primary media in which you work (i.e. Acrylic painting, textiles, collage, video, etc.). *
Mark other areas of Root Division in which you hope to become involved. Add a short description of how you would offer service in this area (i.e. design/teach a course for adults in film-making, help install shows, fundraising experience, etc.). Feel free to comment in more than one area and note whether you have experience or would hope to gain experience in that area. *
Adult Education Program:
Exhibitions & Events Program:
Outreach & Development:
Please tell us how you heard about Root Division: (web posting, friend, attending an RD event, etc.) *
Application Checklist (please make sure you have submitted all of the following materials): *
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