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:
These residencies occur during the week prior to LEAF Festival, during the school day, in schools around Asheville and the WNC area. 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 Visiting Teaching Artist Booking Form to reserve your residency!

Questions? Email or call: education@theLEAF.org | 828.68-MUSIC [686-8742]

2020 Visiting Teaching Artist Bios 

Due to these unprecedented times, we are moving LEAF’s 50th Festival celebration to October. We hope that many of these artists will be joining us.

Spring/Summer 2020 LEAF Cultural Arts Catalog!