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


The Joan Mitchell Center engages local organizations and institutions as nominators for its local artist studio program to ensure diversity of applicants. We do not accept unsolicited requests at this time.

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.

Accommodations are based on availability, project proposal and community engagement efforts in New Orleans. For inquiries on guest stay, please contact

The content for this series is based on an annual theme, and curated by the Joan Mitchell Center’s Advisory Council, community partners, and staff. Applications are accepted online, to apply please visit this application page.

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.

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