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Contract Instructor Policies

 artEAST Membership Encouraged for Contract Instructors

As a non-profit art collective, we encourage all our instructors to become members and help support artEAST. While we cannot compel our contract instructors to become members, we will give priority to instructors that are members of artEAST when determining class schedule. Instructors can renew or join here.

Classroom Cleanliness

All instructors are expected to return the classroom to its original state after each class. Our class space is used for receptions as well as teaching so it needs to be ready for multiple events on any given day. This includes cleaning the floor, walls, sink and countertops as needed. If additional cleaning is required after your class, a $75 fee will be assessed.

Contract Instructors Paid by artEAST

Contract Instructors are paid $30 per hour of instruction plus a ½ hour for prep and cleanup. We recognize that some classes take longer for prep and cleanup. However unless agreed upon prior to class enrollment, no additional payment is given for additional prep and cleanup time. If you believe you need more time for prep and/or cleanup of your class, notify us of the time required in your class proposal so that we may block out the additional time needed in our calendar.
artEAST will cancel a class that does not have at least (2) two students enrolled (3) three days prior to the class start date. artEAST will notify instructors at that time. No payments will be made to instructors of cancelled classes. Contract instructors are expected to actively promote classes through their social media tools.
The remainder of these of these policies do not apply, as they are for classroom rental instructors only.

Minimum Enrollment: It is the responsibility of each instructor to contact the education department at BEFORE the class to verify enrollment numbers for an upcoming workshop. Workshops that have at least two (2) enrolled students will be considered a “go.”

Student Cancellation Policy: Please review the Student and Waiver Policies so that you are familiar with what they contain.

Materials Fee

artEAST prefers that instructors plan for and INCLUDE the materials cost per student in the advertised price for the class. Note that this does NOT include any additional Supply Lists (see next section below). Please include your supply and fee breakdown with your class proposal so we can set the class price accordingly.

However, if you have a variable materials cost (dependent upon project student chooses to do during the class), do NOT add it to the advertised price of your class. Instead we can add a note at the bottom of your workshop description, such as:

Additional Materials Fee payable to instructor during class, ranging from $X to $Y, depending on project chosen by student

Make sure you give us the $X and $Y info with your workshop proposal, and indicate if your workshop has this additional variable rate materials fee.

In this case, students will be paying instructors directly for their materials—this payment is between the instructor and student; artEAST will not become involved. Instructors must indicate if proposed workshops have this additional variable rate materials fee, and provide the cost range information in their proposals.

Supply Lists

When filling out the Proposal form, please remember to fill out the Supply List if students are required to bring items. The Supply List will be posted on the workshop’s web page.

Use Social Media to Advertise!


artEAST will do its best to publicize the workshop ahead of time and during the last week, but instructors are expected to actively advertise their workshops through their own networks to increase attendance. Help us help you, by posting links to your workshop webpage URL on your Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts!

artEAST Education Department
November 14, 2016

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