Become a YAMA Roster Artist

Young Audiences of Massachusetts reviews applications for teaching artists and assembly programs on a rolling basis. Applications are reviewed and auditioned by a panel consisting of YAMA staff and Program Committee members. Artists must be currently working professionally in their discipline. Previous teaching experience is not mandatory.

Application Basics

  • Applicants who apply both as a teaching artist and a performing artist should complete a separate application for each area.
  • All artists must be available a minimum of two weekdays each week.
  • Artist fees are competitive with industry rates.

To apply, applicants must submit:

  1. 2018-19 Application Packet
  2. Resume or CV
  3. Background and program information used in the development of educational materials


The review panel appraises each application based on:

  • Artistic quality
  • Educational Content
  • Supporting materials
  • Personal interview/audition
  • Applicant’s available time for professional development and site assignments
  • Young Audiences’ need/interest in the artistic discipline or performance

Applicants who look like a strong match for our roster will be asked to provide us with an opportunity to preview their program for a students audience. In some cases, if preview opportunities are not readily available, YAMA can assist in initiating a preview.