Each year, Arts @ Large provides hundreds of opportunities for artists across multiple disciplines to engage with schools and the community.

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 Opportunities

Each year, Arts @ Large provides hundreds of opportunities for artists across multiple disciplines to engage with schools and the community. 

  • In-school Residencies
  • Gallery Exhibitions 
  • Professional Development 
  • Public Art Installations 
  • Performances 



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. This unique residency offers artists:

  • Time for Reflection and Research Exploration
  • Portfolio Curation which includes Curriculum/Workshop Design
  • Gallery Night MKE Opening and three month exhibition
  • Time and space for art making production
  • Professional Documentation of work
  • Discounted meals at Arts@Large Cafe
  • Compensation of up to $10,000


Workshops, community conversations, exhibitions, performances, and merchandising are just a few of the opportunities that will be explored in designing a residency experience for our artists, teachers, students, and community.

The A@L Artist-in-Residence program may support a single artist or group of artists to collaborate across art forms. Residencies will be individualized and tailored to the needs of the artist(s) and Arts @ Large. It is our hope that this residency will support cultural and artistic exchange, nurture experimentation and new ideas, as well as support research and the development of new work.

Artists will be encouraged to spend a minimum of 5 hours a week in the space working on their practice.

Call For Creatives Info

Artist-in-Residence Application

Professional Development

Each year, Arts @ Large offers a number of Professional Development opportunities to build the skills and confidence of artist educators in the community.

Professional development offerings have covered a wide range of topics including:

  • Classroom Management
  • Trauma-Informed Teaching
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
  • Building Success as an Independent Artist
  • Fine Arts Masterclasses
  • Creative Tips for the Zoom Classroom
  • Leading a Dementia Friendly Arts Workshop Teaching


Opportunities Coming Soon 


We accept original works of art from artists for commission sales in our Arts @ Large Marketplace. Submit your artwork for consideration of acceptance into the Arts @ Large Marketplace.

resources & forms

Become an Arts @ Large Educator

Interested in becoming an Arts @ Large Artist Educator?

Artist-in- residency forms

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

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