Announcing Art21 Educators 2010-2011

Art21 Educators: The Summer Institute, July 2009.

The Education staff at Art21 is launching the second year of Art21 Educators and we are now accepting applications. For those of you just hearing about this program, Art21 Educators is an intensive, year-long professional development initiative designed to cultivate and support K-12 art educators interested in bringing contemporary art, artists, and themes into their classrooms.

This program provides a unique professional development opportunity for educators to:

  • Spend an intensive year working with Art21 and a network of peers,which kicks off with a 6-day institute in New York City;
  • Share innovative ideas, resources, and strategies with educators from across the country;
  • and use video and other media to document and reflect on your teaching practice.

Don’t take our word for it. Listen to some of the current participants present their perspectives on Art21 Educators. In this uncut video testimonial, Keeley Stitt, an art teacher from Chicago, IL, discusses how the program made her rethink her ideas about art education.

Art21 Educators Testimonial: Keeley Stitt from Art21 on Vimeo.

Stacey Ward Kelly, a current Art21 Educator from Beacon, NY, shares how the Art21 Educators program changed her approach to teaching.

Art21 Educators Testimonial: Stacey Ward Kelly from Art21 on Vimeo.

This round of Art21 Educators we will be accepting applications from K-12 art and media teachers from across the United States. We want to create a diverse group of participants who reflect urban, rural, and suburban communities as well as distinct student populations.

Join us and be part of a national group of educators who will explore, design, and implement curriculum utilizing the visual art of our time. Apply now!

For an application form or more information, please visit
Applications must be received by the Art21 Education Staff by Monday, February 26, 2010.

Questions? Read our FAQs or, if you’re still stumped, email education [at]