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Artists in Education Residency Grant Program (AIE)

Grants to New Jersey Pre-K-12 Schools to
Host Artists for Classroom Arts Experiences

GrantWatch ID#: 176738
Agency Type:


New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania


02/03/17 Receipt

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Grants of up to $10,000 to New Jersey preK-12 schools to bring artists to the classroom to provide arts enrichment activities. Information sessions are scheduled for December 8 and January 11. Professional artists will work directly with students in the classroom for a minimum of 20 days during the upcoming school year.

Residencies are available in the following disciplines: dance, music, theater, opera and musical theater, visual arts, design arts, crafts, photography, media art, creating writing, interdisciplinary, and folk arts.

Characteristically, a core group consists of students who meet with the AIE Teaching Artist every workshop day, with a residency day serving three or four core groups, for a total of approximately 75-100 students.

Additional students can be served as a participating group, they may meet with the AIE Teaching Artist on occasion, attend visiting artist’s events and assemblies, and participate in field trips, culminating and other events related to the residency.

The AIE Residency Grant covers teaching artist fees for 20 residency days and also pays additional expenses not included in the grant amount, including: travel for the teaching artist; the AIE Partner staff to help the school manage the residency; an on-site evaluation of the residency; and the costs associated with AIE Orientation, technical assistance, and training and mentoring the teaching artists.

Up to $10,000

The grant will cover 20 or more residency days during the September 2017 - June 2018 school year.

This program is open to all New Jersey public, private, charter, and parochial schools serving grades PreK-12.

Three in-person workshops are scheduled throughout the state and will be held November through January. Interested applicants should register for one of the following AIE Technical Assistance Workshops:

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 10 am - 12 noon
Appel Farm Arts & Music Center
457 Shirley Road (Dining Hall)
Elmer, NJ 08318

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 10 am - 12 noon
Morris Arts / The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
14 Maple Avenue
Morristown, NJ 07960

More information regarding technical assistance sessions and registration may be found here:

Guidelines and Application:


Funds for artist fees are paid directly by the AIE partner to the teaching artist.

The AIE Grant expects schools to match grant funds 3:1. The school/district must provide a financial match of at least one-third of the total grant request. For example, for a $7,000 request, 1/3 would be $2333.00.

The school is not expected to pay AIE or the agency partner for the residency artist. Matching funds can be made in cash expenditures and/or planned expenditures that already exist in the school budget.

The AIE School Grant Application deadline is Friday, February 3, 2017. Applications must be received by the AIE office by this date.

Schools ranked highest by the application review panel will be contacted in late March to schedule an interview to take place in April. Final funding approval will be issued in July.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Michelle Baxter

The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program
c/o the New Jersey State Council on the Arts
PO Box 306
Trenton, NJ 08625

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