Welcome Artists!

Peninsula Performs! is a new arts education program that connects arts providers directly to students and educators in the Port Angeles School District (PASD). This curriculum-based arts integration approach uses music, dance, theater, and visual arts to find new entry points into learning and aligns with both Common Core State Standards and National Core Arts Standards.

Peninsula Performs! will launch in classrooms this fall for the 2022-2023 academic year.

Become a Peninsula Performs Teaching Artist

Who Should Apply?

  • Cultural and/or Heritage Organizations 
  • Educational Institutions 
  • Independent Teaching Artists 
  • Museums/Art Institutions 
  • Performing Arts Organizations 
  • Performing Artist and/or Performance Groups/Companies


Application is currently closed to submissions. Check back in spring of 2023 for announcements.

Kayla Oakes, Education Director

Minimum Qualifications

  • Be at least 21 years of age or older. 
  • Reside on the North Olympic Peninsula.
  • Represent a unique and clearly articulated art form.
  • Have previously taught, led, or performed your program before a group of people or students.
  • Identify a natural connection between your program and an academic area.
  • Be flexible in adapting your program to a school learning environment.
  • Available to deliver programming/performances during the school day. 
  • Complete background check (District requirements for working with students and going into a school).
  • Attend Mandatory New Arts Provider Orientation in September 2022.

Program Requirements

  • Connect to both a Core Learning Standard in English, Math, Social Studies, Science and a Core Arts Standard in Theater, Dance, Music, or Visual Art. 
  • Programs are between 1–3 day visits and serve an entire grade level for 30–90 minutes per visit.


Application is Currently Closed to Submissions

The Teaching Artist Proposal + Application (includes Step 1 (LOI) & Step 2) is closed for 2022-2023 submissions. Please do not submit applications at this time.

An official announcement will be made in Spring 2023 to reopen the application cycle for the 2023-2024 school year.

Student Programs

View 2022 – 2023 programs and arts providers
  • Delivered during the school day by professional teaching artists and arts organizations, these programs help students learn curriculum (in English, math, science, social studies) through the arts (music, theater, dance, visual arts). Student programs have clear learning objectives and are aligned with both Common Core State Standards and National Core Arts Standards and take place in the school building.


  • Programs can be as short as one 30-minute session or as long as three one-hour sessions and can be offered as lecture demonstrations, hands-on workshops, or multi-day residencies.


  • Programs are provided to students in PASD grades K-12, serving approximately 1,000 students during this first year launch.


  • All programs work within a spectrum of arts integration from students participating as interactive audience members within a performance to students individually creating or performing.


  • All programs go through the Peninsula Performs! program application and selection process by a committee of PASD teachers and Field Hall staff.


  • Student programs are selected by teachers at the start of the school year to deepen and extend student learning.
  • PASD teachers use the Peninsula Performs! roster to search and select programs based on grade level, content area, or art form. Click here for the 2022-2023 roster.

Important Dates & Events

August 1st, 2022: Application Deadline

August 2-4, 2022: Arts Uplift! Arts, Access and Inclusion (PreK – Grade 3)

September 2022: Arts Provider Orientation

PASD 2022-2023 School Year Calendar

Community Partners & Sponsors