Once you have identified a number of artists that potentially suited for your program, visit with each to discuss the particulars of your project. A preliminary interview will help you to determine the kinds of services your artist can provide, whether or not they would be a good fit for your program and target audience, and their availability.
Following are items you should discuss with a potential project artist:
Artistic fees and other costs (such as travel and relocation expenses)
Specific arts activities, teaching methods and services the artist can provide
Fee structure and payment schedule
Creative ideas for program delivery and lesson planning
It might be preferable to discuss fee structure, payment schedule, and ideas for lesson planning during a second interview.