Education Programs


Please note: Joan Mitchell Foundation is not currently offering any studio or portfolio development classes. Through the end of 2017, the Foundation is focusing on research and piloting innovative educational opportunities for the artist community. We look forward to sharing the new education model with you in 2018. Read on to learn about our past programming.​

From 1997-2016, the Foundation's Art Education program provided opportunities for both emerging youth artists and working adult artists with inclusive and diverse arts education programming, offered completely free to the public. Read more.

Contact us: 

Joan Mitchell Foundation
Education & Research Center
137 West 25th Street, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001

Art Education Program Office: 212-524-0001


The Art Education program offers a collection of downloadable resources, including lesson plans and reference materials to assist teachers in their arts curricula. Learn more.

Featured Resource: 
NYC Youth Art Program Directory ▸ ▸

This new directory features organizations that offer programs, courses, internships, and volunteer opportunities for youth, teens, and young adults in the arts. Free download here.

Foundation Programs

Collaborative artwork made during jumpstART classes

Student artwork made during Saturday Studios classes

Professional Development Program

The Professional Development Program provides the Foundation’s Artist-Teachers with comprehensive training in the field of art education, preparing them to be effective teachers and supporting their long-term growth as educators. Learn more.

About our Artist-Teachers

The Foundation's Artist-Teachers are all practicing artists: learn more about them and their work here.

Young Artist Profiles

Learn more about some of the young artists that have participated in our programs and their path in the arts here


Residencies at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans are available for artists who have previously received a grant from the Foundation, as well as to New Orleans-based artists. Each Spring, eligible artists are invited to apply, and the link to the open call application for New Orleans artists is posted on this website. Residency awards are decided through a jury review process. 

The Joan Mitchell Center has a strong commitment to developing relationships with community members, organizations and institutions. Attending an event at the Center (such as a Community Coffee) is an ideal way to get a sense of the Center’s values, and to meet staff members. Please review the Community Partnerships page to learn more and email with any requests for partnership.

The Center can occasionally host visiting guests in connection with our artist programs and community partnerships. From time to time we may be able to accommodate unsolicited requests based on availability and on program and community relevance. Please note: at this time the Joan Mitchell Center is reviewing its policies and will be not considering new requests for site use or accommodation. We will revisit this status again in September 2019. For more information on community partnerships or future site use, contact us at

Any current opportunities can be found on the Jobs & Internships page of this website. Resumes may be submitted for consideration and will be kept on file.

We are open Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm Central Standard Time.

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