New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania
Grants of up to $10,000 to New Jersey PreK-12 schools to host classroom residencies with qualified professional artists. The purpose of this program is to give students and teachers the opportunity to learn more about the creative process. For the current year, preference will be given to residencies focusing on the performing arts.
-To make the arts a basic part of a sound, quality education for all students PreK-12
-To assist educators in the development and implementation of innovative arts curriculum.
-To help schools fulfill their own goals and objectives for curriculum, professional development, and community connections in and through the arts.
-To aid in the implementation of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in the Visual, Performing, and Language Arts Literacy.
-To place the creative process of making art at the center of the residency.
-To focus on engaging students and teachers in the creative process.
-To provide professional development for teachers that can be applied to the NJ Department of Education’s requirements for continuing education.
-To develop new skills and knowledge that complements and expands current practice.
Through the AIE Program, schools design residencies based on their own goals and objectives for curriculum, professional development, and community connections. Residencies focus on direct learning about the arts and the process of creating including the skills, techniques, and concepts of the art form. An artist in residence can also help classroom teachers with new approaches to traditional subjects through the arts. Residencies are offered in a wide variety of disciplines and are a minimum of 20 nonconsecutive days. The focus of the residency may be class work with students and/or professional development for school staff.
AIE Teaching Artists:
AIE teaching artists are professional teaching artists who are currently on the roster at one of AIE’s partner agencies: Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania and Appel Farm Arts & Music Center. These artists have been chosen for both the quality of their artwork and their ability to create lively, substantial, and sequential arts programs in an educational setting. Through mentorships and professional development, they learn how to work collaboratively with teachers and administrators and bring the best possible programming to schools. Schools that are not already working with an AIE Teaching Artist will interview and select the artist to conduct the residency after grant awards are made. Teaching Artists are required to complete a fingerprint-based background check prior to their work in AIE-funded school residency programs.
The AIE Residency Grant Program provides:
-Funds for a highly-qualified, AIE-approved teaching artist to work with students and teachers for 20 days or more during the school day
-An on-site evaluation of the residency
-Mentorship, training, and technical assistance for AIE Schools and Teaching Artists
-An AIE Partner to help coordinate and facilitate the residency
The School should be prepared to provide:
-Necessary workspace, appropriate facilities, and maintain a productive working environment and collaboration with the Resident Artist
-A certified teacher in the classroom to work with the AIE Resident Artist at all times.
-Publicity to the local press regarding the artist and the AIE residency and introduce the AIE Teaching Artist and the project to the school and community
-Documentation, evaluation, and publicity for the project, to help advocate support for arts education in your district
GrantWatch ID#: 176738
Grants are for programming worth up to $10,000.
Residencies may take place September 2019 - June 2020.
Residencies will be for a minimum of 20 nonconsecutive days.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Yolanda Drislane, Artists in Education (AIE) Administrator
NJ Arts Council
33 West State Street, 4th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08608
USA: New Jersey