Visiting Teaching Artists | LEAF Residency Program

Cultural Arts Immersion Programs for Western NC Youth Provided by LEAF Performing Artists

Twice a year, LEAF invites performing artists from around the globe to lead Visiting Teaching Artist Residencies with elementary, middle, and/or high school students in the Asheville/Western NC area. It is an opportunity for youth to take the next step toward becoming global citizens. The Asheville community has always been amazing working with this program, but we want to EXPAND deeper into the community. We hope, with your help, this amazing program will be able to be offered to more schools.

LEAF Visiting Teaching Artist residencies consist of the following:
• A 3-5 day residency hosted in a local school and/or community center for school-age children. Sessions can last from 1 1/2 to 3 hours a day depending on the school, age of the group and availability of space.
• Visiting Teaching Artists are carefully selected and these individuals are typically national and internationally touring acts who have a deep interest in engaging youth in music and arts.
• Each student gets the opportunity to be treated like a rockstar with two free guest passes for the day of their performance, a goodie bag from French Broad Food Co-op full of snacks, a cool LEAF t-shirt, food perks and other neat surprises!
• The opportunity for youth to truly become global citizens and artistic leaders by working with role models of different cultures and see beyond right now into the possibility for the future.

Interested in booking a residency? Download and submit the VTA Booking Form to reserve your residency!

Questions? Email or call: | 828.68-MUSIC [686-8742]

Preview and Book Spring ’18 Visiting Teaching Artists!

 LEAF presents:

TRAILBLAZING, Cultural Arts Showcase at Orange Peel!

featuring LEAF International Haiti, Supaman & Lisa Zahiya!

Booking Now – Space Limited!

On Monday, May 14th from 11am-12pm, LEAF invites the community to a trailblazing performance by LEAF International Haiti, Supaman, and Lisa Zahiya The Orange Peel. This performance is a fantastic opportunity for school field trips, homeschoolers, all those who want to continue the LEAF weekend, or cannot make to LEAF Festival to experience an electrifying cultural performance. The 46th LEAF Festival will be taking place the weekend prior (May 10-13) and is set for TRAILBLAZING from Lake Eden to Biltmore Ave! 

All ages, stages & walks of life welcome! Advance booking recommended, as space is limited.


Reserve your seats HERE! For assistance, call 828.68-MUSIC.