Visiting Artist Program

The Visiting Artist Program (VAP) enhances accessibility to arts education by pairing artists or arts organizations with underserved communities. The focus of the program is providing arts experiences to individuals in rural and underserved areas. In addition to providing funding for VAP programs, TAF acts as a facilitator by matching artists and host sites, helping craft customized programming, and aiding in program outreach.

Frequently Asked Questions

1Who is the VAP for?
VAP provides engaging and quality arts instruction for students in grades K-12 by connecting them with visiting artists in the area. All the programs are supportive of students with diverse backgrounds and abilities.
2What will the students be learning?
Programs are designed to help students develop their technical skills and creative capacity. While the students are learning the actual creative process they are developing problem-solving skills, self-esteem, and imagination.
3Who organizes the programs?
Programs are created through collaboration between TAF, teaching artists, the host site, and the surrounding community. All the workshops and classes are tailored to the participating community and the host location.
4Does the VAP happen in my area?
VAP is hosted in the counties of Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Jasper, Newton, Montgomery, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, and White.
5Who is eligible to host the VAP?
Host-site applicants must be located in Region 4 and either a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or school corporation. Workshop sites must be open and accessible to the public.