Visiting Artist Program

SFPS Art Department seeks artists for its 2019-2020 Visiting Artist Program!

Gasali Adeyemo at RTE
Visiting Artist Gasali Adeyemo teaching Batik at Ramirez Thomas Elementary

 Recognizing that the arts play a unique role in boosting learning and achievement for children and youth, Santa Fe Public Schools has a long-standing commitment to high-quality arts education in the schools. Among our many arts programs is the Visiting Artist Program, funded primarily by community partner ARTsmart.

SFPS’ Visiting Artist Program brings professional artists into art classroom-studios where they model and share their skills, imagination, and practice with students and teachers. Artists who complete a brief application, including a project proposal, are eligible to participate. Visiting artists are encouraged to teach from their own area of studio expertise and passion.

The Visiting Artist Program connects children, youth, and faculty directly with professional artists and contemporary artistic practice. The program also introduces skills, media, and concepts that students might not study otherwise. It exposes students to diverse cultures and new aesthetic frameworks, and it acquaints young people with potential careers in art and design fields.

Visiting Artist Application, 19-20.pdf
Visiting Artist Application, 19-20.docx

  Artist Issa Nyaphaga at El Dorado Community School
Visiting Artist Issa Nyaphaga working (and playing!) at El Dorado Community School. 

Click here to watch Issa's TEDxABQ "A lifelong struggle for freedom of expression." 

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