Teaching Artist

The New Umbrella for the Annual Arts Teacher of the Year Event!

ArtsEd Forever! LogoTeaching Artist Recognition Award

Deadline:  October 3, 2014• 11:59 p.m.

 About The Teaching Artist Recognition Award
Teaching artists are crucial to the sustainability and advancement of arts education. The Teaching Artist Award honors an outstanding teaching artist who is a member of the Broward Cultural Division's Arts Education Directory and who has demonstrated dedication, achievement and professionalism in the arts education field. The recipient of this award will be presented with a recognition plaque and a cash gift.

Who is eligible?
Teaching artists who are listed in Broward Cultural Division’s Arts Education Directory.

 The 2013 Arts Teachers of the Year winners
How is the Award recipient selected?
Teaching Artists complete and submit an application along with three (3) nomination letters from individuals and organizations with whom the teaching artist has worked. Broward Cultural Division verifies that all nominees are eligible and that the nomination information is complete. Nominations are then forwarded to the Arts Teacher of the Year selection committee.

When will the award be presented?
The recipient of the Teaching Artist Recognition Award will be announced at the 2014 ArtsEd Forvever event on November 5, 2014 at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. All nominees will be acknowledged at the event.

 How are awards publicized?
Press releases announcing the selection of the award recipient will be sent by Broward Cultural Division through its distribution channels which include media outlets, major institutional partners, government officials and community leaders, schools and community organizations.

  • Announcement of the award recipient will also be included in a variety of publications produced by the Cultural Division.
  • The award recipient will also receive a special designation in their Arts Education Directory listing.

If no nominees meet the criteria for the award, a recipient will not be selected. 


                         Teaching Artist Recognition Award Schedule
Deadline for Application and Letters of Support October 3, 2014, 11:59 pm

Nomination Review and Selection

October 6 – October 30, 2014
Selection Panel Review and Scoring August–October 2014
Announcement of Winner    
ArtsEd Forever Event
Wednesday, November 5, 2014            Broward Center for the Performing Arts


Complete and Submit Online Application and Upload Attachments Letters of Support

1. Online Application
   a. General Information
   b. Narrative Section
     i. Views on Community-Based Arts Education
     ii. Commitment to Teaching Artistry as a Profession
     iii. Connecting Education & Community through the Arts

2. Attachments
    a. Resume
    b. Examples of Work (images and videos can be uploaded)
    c. Letters of Support

  i.  A minimum of three (3) nomination letters must be provided as an attachment to the   application.

         (a) One (1) of the nomination letters must be completed by a representative of the hiring entity with whom the teaching artist has worked in the past 24 months.

         (b)  Other letters may be from partners and/or collaborators with whom the teaching artist has worked in the past 24 months.

 ii.  Letters of Support must address must thoughtfully address why the teaching artist should be recognized, and describe specific contributions the teaching artist has made to students, participants, organizations and/or the community.

 iii.  Letters of Support must be uploaded as attachments to the online application and will not be accepted separately via email.


 Apply Online

1.       If You Don’t Have an Account:  
         Click here
 to create a new account and access application

ATOY - New Applicant Link

2.       If You Have an Account: Click here to start/resume an application

3.       Need Help?  Click here to download a PDF step-by-step guide of the Application tutorial. If you have any trouble reading thisdocument please contact our office at 954-357-7457

 Deadline for Applications and All Attachments
Friday, October 3, 2014, 11:59 pm

 For additional Information:

artsteacheroftheyear@broward.org or Grace Kewl-Durfey at 954-357-7869.