This Spring, we are sending a team of 10 Volunteer Teaching Artists to Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project in Southern India to deliver a multi-week arts camp that focuses on Music, Filmmaking, Dance, Visual Art, and Musical Theatre!

Shanti Bhavan Children’s project is a residential school for children from India’s lowest castes. At this camp, you will dive head first into your craft while creating a space filled with fun for you and the children of Shanti Bhavan. Days can be filled with journaling, water balloons, crafting, tea breaks, and long rehearsals, all working towards three evenings of Graduation performances. That’s three nights of fun and celebration that you will never forget!

ASTEP Volunteer Teaching Artists create a space where it is fun to practice communication, collaboration, empathy, and creativity. Join us in bringing arts education to these children and create memories that will last a lifetime!


Dates: May 20 – June 10 (with an optional retreat May 18-20)

Application deadline: March 1

Location: Shanti Bhavan Children’s Project, just outside of Bangalore

Who: You! All artists with a passion for making a difference!

People of color, LGBTQ+, those with disabilities, and anyone excited to work with us are strongly encouraged to apply.

** Room and board is provided by ASTEP and Shanti Bhavan for all Volunteer Artists

** Email Sami Manfredi at sami@asteponline.org or give us a ring at 212.921.1227 to learn more!