Announcing 2020 TAC Application Cycle

July 15, 2019 |

July 15, 2019 -- We are pleased to kick off the 2020 Application Cycle of the Young Audiences Arts for Learning National Residency Teaching Artist Credential. This initiative recognizes seasoned teaching artists for their training, experience, and skill in implementing school-based residencies, while offering a practical pathway for less experienced teaching artists to advance toward excellence. Learn more about the program and meet the exceptional teaching artists who have earned the credential at

Teaching artists working within the Young Audiences Arts for Learning (YA) Network with experience designing and implementing school-based residency programs are invited to apply for the National Residency Teaching Artist Credential (TAC) in the 2020 cycle. Please download the 2020 Call for Applications at for detailed eligibility and application requirements.

Get Started 

Step 1: Teaching artist applicants download and review the 2020 Call for Applications at
Step 2: Visit and complete form to:
- Request an applicant account
- Reserve your spot in one of three Application Orientation Webinars

Key Deadlines 

November 15, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ET - Intent to Apply
Applicants will be required to indicate their Intent to Apply by signing up for an applicant account, participating in an Application Orientation Webinar, and completing the Readiness Worksheet through the 2020 Application on

January 15, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. ET - Portfolio Submission
All required materials must be uploaded and submitted through the 2020 Application on

Technical Assistance Opportunities

- Sept. 4, 18; Oct. 9, 2019, 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET Live Application Orientation Webinars (required)
- Sept. 11, 2019, 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET Live Video Documentation Webinar
- Sept. 25, 2019, 5:00-6:30 p.m. ET Live Documentation & Exemplar Library Webinar

Helpful Hints 

- Applicants are encouraged to review the 2020 Call for Applications (available on closely and familiarize themselves with the Four Competencies on which they will be scored. 

- Note that all applicants are required to submit a video sample of a recent residency classroom session. Since many application components directly correspond to this video, it is best to think of the video sample as the cornerstone of the entire application. Applicants must also obtain release forms for students appearing in their video.

- Using their online applicant account, applicants may upload, save, and modify drafts, and submit individual application components as they’re ready.

- Applicants are encouraged to begin preparing their portfolio materials well in advance of the Intent to Apply and Portfolio Submission deadlines.

Questions? If you have questions about the program or application process, please contact Susan Oetgen, TAC Project Director, at