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2019-20 TAPAS Application for Artists
Please complete the information below to be considered for the 2019-20 TAPAS Catalog. Applications will be accepted through August 2019.

TAPAS (Teaching Artists Presenting in Asheville Schools) is an arts-integration program that implements high quality artist residencies to create craft and performance experiences across all curriculum. Since 2010, TAPAS has impacted more than 7,000 students, trained over 50 artists, and provided more than 800 days of artists in residence.

TAPAS is accepting applications from artists interested in implementing residencies in Asheville City Schools for grades pre-k through 12th. Residencies are generally 3-10 days long depending on the complexity of the project.

A limited number of concepts will be accepted. We are looking for high impact of students and unique connections between creative arts and classroom curriculum. If you have never applied before, you will be contacted and asked for a resume/cv.

Applications will be reviewed by the TAPAS selection committee. A follow up email will provide you with next steps.

TAPAS Artists are expected to:
Have previous experience in art education.
Have social skills appropriate for working with children and young adults.
Understand Arts Integration through experience or formal study.
Knowledge of how to access NC Standards for Education.
Capable of being on time and prepared to be flexible with teacher needs.
Stay within budget for time and materials.

Timeline, Budget and Payment:
Each grant is subject to a budget that includes the artist’s time and materials.
Residencies pay $55/hour for a maximum of 3 hours a day.
The average residency is between 3-10 days and occur during school time, 8:00AM-2:20PM.
Artists are generally awarded 1-2 residencies per year.
The TAPAS roster is evaluated annually to ensure quality is being maintained.
Artists must invoice at the end of their residency and complete a report to receive payment.
Materials costs are generally reimbursed unless approved by ACSF to be paid for in advance.
Payment for residencies come directly from the ACSF and are mailed to the artist's home address.

If you have any questions contact Katie Dalton:

For more information on the TAPAS program:
For more details on the Call to Artists:

Email address *
Name *
Your answer
Address *
Your answer
Phone# *
Your answer
Artistry (Painting, Music, Sculpture, Fabric Arts, Etc.) *
Your answer
Please list your experience as a teaching artist. *
Your answer
List 3 references that can speak to your experience and style as a teaching artist. List both name and contact information for each person. *
Your answer
Would you be willing to get a background check? (Background checks are required.) *
What age/grades do you prefer teaching? *
Your answer
What classroom subjects are you must comfortable with? *
Summary of residency concept. You do not need to be as explicit about the NC standards, but having more than just a general idea is HIGHLY recommended. See proposal example: See a copy of last year's catalog: *
Your answer
How many students do you estimate will be impacted by your residency concept? (There are generally 20 students per classroom.) *
How many hours/days will you need for this residency to be completed? (Recommended amount of time for average residencies are 90 min. per day up to 5 days.) *
Your answer
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