Join Our Team of Artists

We continue to watch for high quality artist educators to bring onto our AAE, Inc. Roster. We are a small, growing organization, representing a select group of dedicated, professional artist educators.

We are looking for the following qualities in our artists. If you are interested in more information about joining our family, .

Wanted: A Few Great Artists….

Arts Are Essential is looking to expand our roster of artists. We are looking for artists of the highest caliber. Some important criteria are artists who meet our rigorous expectations for Teaching Artists and artists whose philosophy matches AAE’s.

For more information, or to make a suggestion, please call Jean at (978) 263-0108.

AAE Artist Qualities

Caliber to be approved for multi day residency grants

  • Artist talent — superior content and delivery — professionalism• diverse programming
  • Diverse creativity — depth of thought
  • Unique approach to craft


  • Respectful of clients, parents, faculty, and students
  • Charismatic
  • Good spirit, lighthearted, upbeat
  • Honest, open, and communicative
  • Able to accept feedback
  • Flexibility — Open to new ideas and suggestions
  • Professional in all respects


  • Commitment and dedication to AAE and arts in education philosophy
  • Deep sense of project ownership


  • Stamina and good health
  • Reliability and promptness.

Name Recognition — Established (negotiable)

Willing to give AAE an exclusive contract for Arts in Education programs


  • Fits well with the total repertoire of the other Arts are Essential artists

Career Development

  • Development of peer network and mentoring other artists
  • Memberships/affiliations


  • Able to provide contemporary references from schools, libraries, colleges, summer, after-school programs.

Click here to download a pdf of the application information