Our Community Programs strive to provide access to art education for all students in order to foster their creative expression and vision.

The program’s overarching goal is to develop basic arts skills: visual literacy and knowledge, understanding and appreciation of Latinx Arts and Culture with an emphasis on Puerto Rico.

Taller has been offering this program regularly since 2009 with the collaboration and support of the School District of Philadelphia. Since 2014, The William Penn Foundation has been generously providing grants for this program. Schools we work with include:

  • Casarez
  • Cayuga
  • Elkin
  • Ellwood
  • Ludlow
  • McClure
  • McKinley
  • Moffet
  • Muñoz Marin 
  • Willard

Become a Teaching Artist

Taller invites dynamic, experienced, and creative Teaching Artists to apply for our in-school residencies in Philadelphia public schools, as well as our in-house after-school programs, and programs in outside community centers. We seek Teaching Artists that work in (but are not limited to) the following disciplines:

  • Visual Arts, including painting, ceramics, and collage
    Digital Media, including animation, photography, and web design. Theater, including writing, acting, and storytelling
  • Dance, including hip hop and Latin dance. Music, with focus on Puerto Rican/Latin music

Each residency is unique and developed to meet the needs of the individual school or community center. Residencies generally range in length from 3 to 6 months and are planned in collaboration with Taller, the partner organization, and the Teaching Artist.

If you are interested in becoming a teaching artist please fill out the form below and we will add you to our database and contact you when opportunities arise. Please note that all Teaching Artists working with children will need to have or get current (within one year) child abuse, criminal, and FBI clearances, as per Pennsylvania state law.\

For more information contact Dominic Moret by phone at 215-426-3311 x1005 or by email at


The building is wheelchair accessible with 48″ wide ramps and 40″ doorways. Bathrooms stalls are wheelchair accessible. We also have a bathroom with a changing table for parents with infants. We will make efforts to make programs and services available to all our patrons no matter their needs. Please contact us at 215.426.3311 to discuss accommodations.