Creative Connections - Teaching Artists

Teaching Artists are UC Irvine Claire Trevor School of the Arts graduate and undergraduate students majoring in Art, Dance, Drama or Music. We are looking for teaching artists who are passionate about teaching, looking for teaching experience and enjoy working with young artists!

Teaching Artists are selected via a competitive application process and receive educational training, resources and support from staff and area educators. Project proposals are evaluated based on content and compatibility with the Common Core Standards and the Visual and Performing Arts Standards for the State of California.

Projects and Workshops are developed collaboratively with the Creative Connections Teaching Artists, Classroom Educators and UCI Faculty Mentors. Projects provide sustained access to arts education and span an entire school-year.

Please note, we do our best to match the interests of the Teaching Artists with the needs of the Educators, because of this, we may not be able to partner all Teaching Artists with Educators.

Teaching Artists may receive either credit or a stipend for completing a Creative Connections project. The Creative Connections program may be used to fulfill the Major in Education Sciences practicum requirement, and the internship requirement for the Minor in Civic and Community Engagement.

2018-19 Creative Connections Intern Applications are closed.


The 2018-19 project timeline will be:

September 28 Regular Educator and Teaching Artist Application Deadline
October 8-12 Receive Classroom/Educator Match
October 12 First Teaching Artist Training
October Plan/Collaborate/Meet with Educator, Mentor
November 14 Second Teaching Artist Training
November-December Observe Classroom, Plan/Collaborate/Meet with Educator, Mentor
Week of Jan 8 First Lesson in Classroom. Plan/Collaborate/Meet/Reflect
January 31 Third Teaching Artist Training
January-May Conduct project in the classroom; at least 2 additional meetings with Program Director will be held
May 29 End of Year Celebration


Questions? Contact Megan Belmonte at 949.824.8976 or