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Interested in volunteering with Artstart? The first step is to fill out the VOLUNTEER INTEREST FORM so we can learn a bit more about you and how you'd like to help.

Here are some of the volunteer needs we have:

  • Board of Directors (meet monthly)

  • Committees

  • Special Events

  • Fundraising/Grant Writing

  • Social Media/Marketing

  • Public Speaking/Presentations/Outreach

  • Handy Person

  • Light Cleaning

  • Art Assistant

  • or...if you have another idea of how you could help, please contact us!

*For positions that involve working directly with youth under 18, a background check is required.


Artstart lead artists manage individual commissions, creating, directing, and delegating to their assigned apprentices and any assistant lead artists working on the project.

Lead artists are responsible for the overall quality of design and execution of their assigned job, including all communication with the client and making sure that their vision is being realized.

Most importantly, lead artists are responsible for the mentorship of their apprentices, who will be learning professional art practice through their involvement in the completion of the commission.

If you are interested in working collaboratively with other artists, imparting your artistic wisdom on a younger generation of creatives, and love the daily problem solving that goes into executing large-scale installations, please email us at with your interest and experience in both art and working with teens.

Teaching artists are hired as contractors during sessions to teach a particular style or medium to apprentices and youth interns, usually over one or two weeks. Please contact us at for more information.

All artists who would like to be considered for future Lead Artist and Teaching Artist positions (see below), submit a CV and up to 10 digital images of your work (total no larger than 5MB) to, or mail to Artstart, 317 Sutton Place, Santa Rosa, CA  95407.


*For positions that involve working directly with youth under 18, a background check is required.

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