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AIE Artist Directory

Julie Mader - certified teaching artist Samila Sosic
   *Visual Artist : Painter      *Visual Artist : Painter

Chuck Purviance Adriana Hernandez
    *Visual Artist : Ceramics / Mural      *Visual Artist : Painter

C. Adam Brooks PJ Piccirillo
    *Music : Trumpet      *Literary Arts : Writer/Poet

As a new AIE Partner we are currently developing our roster of professional teaching artists.  Until our roster is complete we will also be utilizing the fine list of professional teaching artists that have been rostered by our neighboring AIE Partners.  

Erie Arts and Culture
IUP ArtsPath 

Interested in becoming a teaching artist? Read the information below. 

Becoming a Teaching Artist

ECCOTA invites professionally active artists of any discipline to apply for inclusion in a directory of rostered artists who are eligible to provide residencies in school settings. We can help you to:
  • Learn more about the Arts-in-Education Program
  • Understand the criteria the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts has established for this state funded initiative
  • Obtain guidance in the application process
  • Acquire improved techniques in marketing your artistic excellence
  • Become a directory artist and earn income by providing a 10-30 day arts residency in an educational setting

SELECTION CRITERIA: Artists will be selected on the basis of artistic excellence, evidence of ability to interact with students, ability to implement a residency plan and availability to conduct residencies.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Artists may begin the review process by contacting Michelle Brooks.  


ECCOTA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

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The Elk County Council on the Arts is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  The official registration and financial information of ECCOTA may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll-free, within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999.  Registration does not imply endorsement.

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