Arts @ Large programs, for schools and the community, are dynamic ways for local artists to share their work in the form of performances, exhibitions and teaching opportunities.  Artists are offered multiple ways to continue their own learning journey while finding meaningful work, engaging the community through:
Artist-in-Residence at the A@L Community Center
Professional Development
Long and Short Term School and Organizational Artist Residencies
Community Workshops
Public Art installations
Gallery Exhibitions and Performances
programs & resources
They [Arts @ Large] may not know this, but they have been a huge source of moral support that has impacted my life. They’ve given me a lot of positive feedback over the years about my different programs that has helped my confidence in my creativity.
Tia Richardson, Visual Artist

Artist Educator

Short and long-term artist residencies are available for artists seeking to use their artform as a way to engage students in learning across the spectrum of academics, art, music, dance, and more.

These residencies not only provide crucial access to creativity for students but also provide space for artists to deepen their art practice while diversifying their income. Schools across Milwaukee benefit from the work of Arts @ Large and the Artist Educators that partner with us.


The Arts @ Large Community Center Artist-In-Residence program provides artists the opportunity to showcase their own art and creative practice, while also building community and capacity to translate their work as artist-educators.

The 2023-24 Artist-in-Residence program at the Arts @ Large Community Center features a diverse group of artists selected from among more than 60 applicants by a jury of past artists-in-residence and arts professionals.

2023-24 Artists-In-Residence:

September – December 2023
Flutes at Dawn

January – March 2024
Paula Lovo

April – June 2024
La Familia De Arte

Thank you to our generous sponsors at The Ruth Arts Foundation for making our residencies possible.

Professional Development

Arts @ Large offers professional development opportunities to assist aspiring artist educators in building the skills and confidence to work in the classroom with K-12 students, and at our Community Center with people of all ages and a variety of abilities.  Topics span a wide spectrum including:

  • Classroom Management
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Building Success as an Independent Artist
  • Designing and Teaching a Master Class

resources & forms

Become an Artist Educator

Interested in becoming an Arts @ Large Artist Educator?

Artist-in-Residence Resources

Complete these forms ONLY if you have discussed and confirmed a residency opportunity with an Arts @ Large staff member. Artist Proposal Form Artist Work Plan Artist/Teach meeting guide Artist Post Residency Survey National Art Standards for IC

A@L Contracted Artists Invoicing

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June 2024

La Familia de Arte’s Breath Exchange Closing Celebration

Join us as we celebrate the closing of La Familia de Arte’s spring residency, Breath Exchange.

Through Arts @ Large programs, my students become experts on our local environment and will be able to share their expertise with adults and other community members.
Kristen Steinbach, Educator