Artistic Teaching Partners

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If you are an accomplished artist or an arts organization that exemplifies artistic excellence in dance, music, drama, literary arts, or visual arts, as well as excellence in the engagement of students in the creative process, you may qualify as an Artistic Teaching Partner (ATP) with the HSFCA Arts Education Program. The ATP Roster is an adjudicated directory of Hawaii professional teaching artists qualified to conduct in-depth residencies in educational settings. Schools applying for an Artists in the Schools (AITS) grant are required to use a teaching artist from this roster.

Artistic Teaching Partners are eligible to present standards-based fine arts residencies in public schools (such as the Artists in the Schools Program) or in private schools, present professional development workshops for teachers and teaching artists, and/or mentor teachers and emerging teaching artists.

The eligibility requirements for individual artists are: must be an accomplished artist; must be a legal resident of the state of Hawai‘i; must NOT be enrolled in a directly related undergraduate degree program of study; and must have a minimum of three years’ experience working with students in educational settings prior to application.

The HSFCA Arts Education Program is now seeking new teaching artists for the ATP Roster. See below for application Guidelines & Instructions and forms. Step 1 in the application process is to submit a Letter of Intent and a current resume. A panel will review all of the letters of intent and resumes. A limited number of applicants will then be invited to submit their full application and to continue on with Steps 2-4 of the process.

The deadline for applications has passed.
Information here is for reference purposes only.

2016 ATP Application, Guidelines & Instructions (PDF)
2016 ATP Roster Application Step 1: Letter of Intent (writeable Word Doc)
2016 ATP Roster Application Step 2: Forms (writeable Word Doc)
2016 ATP Roster Application Step 3: Forms (writeable Word Doc)

ATP Roster MOA
ATP Roster Memorandum Of Agreement for Individuals (PDF)
ATP Roster Memorandum Of Agreement for Organizations (PDF)
ATP Roster Annual Update Form (writeable Word Doc)
ATP Professional Development Action for Teaching Artists Form (writeable Word Doc)
List of Professional Development Opportunities for Teaching Artists (PDF)


For more information, contact Vivien Lee, Arts Program Specialist, via email at or call (808) 586-0768.

Related Links

Artists in the Schools Program
Resources for School Teachers, Administrators and Teaching Artists
An Essential Arts Toolkit for the K-5 Classroom Teacher
Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III
National Core Arts Standards