Artist Education & Services

Artist Education programs are peer-led workshops of particular interest to artists on the edge of culture. Drawing from the concepts of Paulo Freire and Pedagogy of the Oppressed, this new series of workshops is a way for artists to develop new professional and personal skills that will help them navigate, subvert, and even disassemble the systems designed to limit our success. Artists interested in presenting a workshop should visit our Calls for Performers page to see any open calls for workshop proposals. Visit our Calendar to view upcoming Artist Education events, which are open to anyone.

Patrick's Cabaret provides a range of services to artists, including documentation, fiscal sponsorship, 1-on-1 career counseling, and mentorships focused on the needs of artists who face structural barriers to success because of race, gender, sexuality, class, immgration status, disability, or other marginalized identities. Artist services are typically available to artists who have performed with the Cabaret in the past, please connect with us to start a conversation about how we can help you.

Teaching Artist Residencies

For 30 years, Patrick's Cabaret has helped artists tell their stories in a welcoming, supportive, and transformative environment. We continue that work by offering customized workshops and residencies with organizations, growing new art and new artists directly in our community.

Teaching Artist Residencies are carefully designed to help participants find and hone their creative voices in their own spaces and on their own terms. We work closely with organizations to develop a custom residency format to meet the community's learning and social goals, and put artists from the Cabaret's artist network to work on shaping the experience together. Current projects include work with LGBTQ youth and adults living with HIV.

Teaching Artist Residencies designed with Patrick's Cabaret can meet the needs of both:

  • Small community-based organizations looking for creative ways to engage their community in complex or difficult conversations, and

  • Large institutions seeking cost-effective solutions to address staff development and client care.


Artists wishing to participate in these programs can see current opportunities to teach on the Call for Performers page. Organizations interested in bringing this program to their communities, whether for one workshop or a year-long residency, can contact Scott to start the conversation.