Artist Led Workshops [ ALW ]: Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between Artist Led Workshops and Studio Rental?

Artist Led Workshop:
Open to artists with experience leading art workshops.
Artists are required to submit an online application and meet certain eligibility requirements. 
Selected artists must be prequalified to participated in the ALW program.

Studio Rental:
Open to artists, individuals or artist groups interested in private studio rental to conduct their art practice (restrictions apply), hosting critiques, or conducting private classes/workshops.
Rental application must be completed.
NUMU collects rent from artist/group, based on a rate schedule. 
Studio rental agreements are for art-making and/or instruction purposes ONLY.
* NOTE: For all other studio rental requests,  please refer to NUMU's  "Rent the Museum" facility rental program  (e.g.,  hosting parties, corporate events, meetings, etc.)

Why do I need to be active on social media. 

The ALW program is a collaboration between NUMU and practicing artists who are interested in teaching workshops and classes. The success of these programs is built on a strong collaborative marketing and promotional platform between the artist and the museum.  Successful ALW instructors proactively promote their workshops and grow their student base through a variety of marketing channels -  social media, email news blasts, flyers, word-of-mouth, etc. NUMU will provide marketing support but instructors must take the marketing lead to secure student participation in their workshops.

What if I’ve never led a workshop? Can I still apply?

Ideally, you should have some experience leading workshops because you'll most likely have cultivated a student following and can more easily fill a workshop class, an important criterion in selecting ALW instructors.  *NOTE: If you are new to leading workshops or have never led a workshop, please consider renting the NUMU Studio to gain some experience. Find out more about renting the NUMU Studio here

What are the basic steps to becoming a NUMU workshop instructor?

The steps are as follows: Complete and submit application, meet with ALW program coordinator and upon invitation to join the ALW program, sign contract. 

Is there an application fee?


Can my workshop be cancelled?

Yes, workshops will be cancelled if a minimum registration quota is not met (as agreed upon in prior discussion and agreement with NUMU and instructor.)

When can I lead a workshop at NUMU? Is there a workshop schedule?

The NUMU Studio is available for workshops from 11am-5pm Monday & Thursday thru Sunday.  Request for workshops after hours (6pm-8pm) will be considered.

How often can I teach a workshop at NUMU?

If you can meet eligibility requirements, as often as you wish!  (schedule permitting)


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