Resources & Paperwork

Online Resources

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts

Arts Education Partnership

Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council

National Art Education Alliance

National Assembly of State Arts Agencies

National Endowment for the Arts

Pennsylvania Art Education Association

Pittsburgh Association for the Education of Young Children


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Resources in Print

Clearances for Teaching Artists

Teaching Artists are required to maintain current clearances in accordance to Pennsylvania State law and individual school district policies. Teaching Artists must submit to background checks from three agencies, complete one training, and sign one form before beginning any residency projects and submit clearances to Lindsay Huff, Assistant to Artists in Schools & Communities. Please follow the links below and email lhuff(at)pfpca(dot)org with any questions.

PA Dept. of Public Welfare Child Abuse History Clearance (Acts 114 & 151)

PA State Police Background Check (Acts 34 & 114)

FBI / Criminal History Record Check (Act 114) Pennsylvania is utilizing a new provider, MorphoTrust/IdentoGO for this clearance as of November 2017. Please see this PA Dept. of Education page for more information and to look up your service code (right column PDFs). The service code for working in public school districts is 1KG6XN.

Recognizing and Reporting Child Abuse: Mandated and Permissive Reporting in PA (Act 126)

Arrest/Conviction Report and Certification (PDE 6004) (Act 82)

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