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Become an ArtsPath Artist

  • Stadler with ChairProfessionally active individual artists, artist ensembles, or companies (i.e., dance or theater companies/troupes) may apply for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Arts-in-Education/ArtsPath Directory of Artists in Education. Preference is given to Pennsylvania residents, although outstanding artists from other states will be considered.

    Artists and companies or ensembles that intend to work in multiple disciplines must demonstrate their qualifications and submit a full application to work in each of those disciplines. Artists and companies selected will be placed on a statewide directory for three years, at which time they will need to reapply through a separate application process.

    Artists need not be experienced classroom teachers. However, they should be individuals or groups that have a passion for their discipline and are able to communicate their artistic vision and processes to a variety of audiences.

    Deadline and Application Information

    The application deadline each year is March 1 for artists who, if selected, will be placed on the state diretory beginning September 1 of that year. To receive information on submitting an application, please call us at 724-357-4565 or e-mail Jeff Wacker at

  • For additional information on Artists in Partnerships, visit the following pages:

    Partnerships in Allegheny

    Erie Arts and Culture

    Galaxy: The Arts in EDU Program at Central IU 10

    Pittsburgh Filmmakers/PCA

    Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art (SAMA)

    Partnerships across Pennsylvania 

    Allentown Art Museum

    AIR Northeastern Pennsylvania, A Program of Northeastern Education IU #19

    Cultural Alliance of York County

    Elk Country Council on the Arts

    Jump Street

    Northern Tier Partnerships for Arts in Education- Bradford County Regional Arts Council

    Perry County Council of the Arts

    Philadelphia Arts in Education Partnership

    Southern Central PAArtners: Millersville University 

    PCA_2017_130This program is made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency. It is funded by the citizens of Pennsylvania through an annual legislative appropriation and administered regionally by ArtsPath through the College of Fine Arts at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts is additionally supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

  • Additional Information
    If you are interested in Applying, please be sure to read all instructions carefully including all information on this site and the application itself.
    What You Need to Apply
     Applicants will need to submit the following
    Additional Resources
    What if I Need Help?  Assistance is available by contacting Jeff Wacker at (724) 357-4565 or email
    Company Artist
    Companies and ensembles—including dance companies, music ensembles, and theater companies—may participate as Directory artists. Companies must be primarily comprised of professionally trained artists and must be professionally managed.
    Work Samples
    The success of your application is determined substantially by the artistic quality of your work, which is initially demonstrated by your work samples.
    Selection Criteria
    A panel of experts approved and convened by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and ArtsPath will review artist applications and will base their recommendations on the following