Can I sign my child up for art/music/dance/drama classes at Gateway to the Arts?
Gateway to the Arts does not offer arts classes for the general public. Gateway teaching artists work with schools, day care centers, and after-school programs to incorporate the arts into student learning and experiences.
Can you recommend a piano/voice/dance teacher for my child?
No, Gateway designs programs for educational settings, but does not make recommendations for individual arts instruction.
Are Gateway Teaching Artists volunteers?
Gateway Teaching Artists are seasoned professional artists experienced at working in educational settings. Gateway Artists are paid for planning, lesson plans, workshops and performances. They accept discounted fees for daytime work at schools and community organizations in order to make high quality arts programs more widely accessible to children and educators.
Does Gateway make a profit on performance and residency fees paid by schools?
Gateway to the Arts is a nonprofit organization, and it subsidizes many of its programs with funds raised from individuals, businesses, and foundations. Donations to Gateway help to make arts programs more affordable and accessible to students, educators, and artists in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
How can I become a Gateway Performing or Teaching Artist?
Gateway is always on the lookout for artists to expand and diversify its roster. You can begin by downloading an application form , and submitting it, along with the supporting materials requested, to Gateway. A Gateway staff member will contact you to discuss your application.