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Individual Artists: Arts Education Artist Roster

Opportunity for New Hampshire Professional
Artists to Join an Approved Teaching Roster

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New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA)

Deadline Date:

05/03/19 11:59 PM


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Opportunity for New Hampshire individuals to join a roster of professional artists who are approved to provide arts programs in schools throughout the state. Funding is intended to support professional artists in all arts disciplines who are experienced in their field and who can commit to working in an educational setting with students, educators, administrators, and parents.

Teaching artists work as both artists and educators. They are important resources for students, teachers, and schools in New Hampshire. They can bring unique real world knowledge and perspectives into the classroom and can play a crucial role in the process of arts learning and developing creative thinking. Experienced and successful teaching artists know how to be effective partners in education.

Teaching artists are included in:
-In-school and after-school residencies where discipline specific learning in the arts can occur in dance, theater, media, visual arts, music, poetry, etc.
-Arts experiences, including in-school performances, as well as field trips to studios, galleries, museums and performances.
-The achievement of arts education standards and competencies with curriculum based arts instruction in pre K-grade 12.
-Arts integration throughout all curriculum as a way of engaging all students with a variety of learning styles in the learning process (ex. STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics + the Arts).
-Professional development in the arts for teachers, administrators, parents and community members.
-Lifelong learning and creative aging with the arts through community arts events, classes and workshops.

Evaluation Criteria:
-Artist actively devotes a major portion of his/her time to an artistic discipline.
-Evidence of artistic excellence.
-Evidence of exceptional communication and teaching skills.
-Experience and/or ability to work in educational and community-based settings.
-Experience in time and classroom management.
-Innovative and motivating ideas for residency plans and methods to implement them.
-Commitment to professional development.
-Review of Letters of Recommendation.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179330

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Any practicing professional artist who is a legal resident of New Hampshire may apply. For the Council's definition of a professional artist, see the glossary page:

Note: Non-resident artists who have demonstrated their commitment to performing/creating and teaching in New Hampshire may be accepted onto the Arts Education Roster if a particular arts discipline or culture is not fully represented on the AE Roster.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grants workshops were held in February and early-March. FY20 Grant Workshop PowerPoint Presentation Slides can be found in Supporting Documents, below.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be completed online by 11:59 PM on May 3, 2019.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment and discuss their applications with the Arts Education Coordinator before writing and submitting applications. Drafts of narrative questions may be reviewed if submitted by email at least two weeks in advance of the application deadline. When emailing a draft, please clearly indicate Draft for Review in bold type on the submission.

Applying for inclusion on the AE Roster is a two-step process. Each application is first reviewed for artistic excellence and completeness by Arts Council staff and the Arts Education grant panelists. If the applicant successfully completes this stage of the review, they will be notified and invited to participate in an interview conducted by NHSCA staff and the Arts Education peer review panel.

After a complete review of application materials, artistic work samples, recommendations and the interview, the panel’s recommendations for inclusion on the AE Roster are shared with the State Arts Councilors. New AE Roster Artists are required to attend a full-day orientation and complete two apprentice observation days.

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Contact Information:

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

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For questions about this program, contact:

Julianne Gadoury, Arts Education Coordinator

For questions about the online application system, contact Submittable Technical Support:
855-467-8264, ext 2

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire