- Be United States citizens and at least 18 years old. Residents and Green Card holders without citizenship are NOT eligible.
- Have resided in the United States within the last year.
- Demonstrate high standards of quality and records of accomplishment.
- Be interested in, and possess some relevant experience working with, youth and communities, whether in urban or rural areas, as well as in engaging with other artists, art educators, and other community members through master classes, workshops, discussions, and social activities.