|Artist in Residence Program|
The Artist in Residence Program (AIR) provides students, teachers and communities with direct hands-on arts experiences through personal interaction with teaching artists. The residency design allows the artist to explore his/her discipline with students, teachers and community members through a variety of components that may include teacher workshops, classes, lectures and discussions, rehearsals, performances, community events, and perhaps a final project. The Artist in Residence funding will be made through the arts education (AEP/AEC) grants.
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A Teaching Artist is a professional or traditional visual, performing, or literary artist with training and experience in an art form and with knowledge of educational practice who works in schools and in the community. The Teaching Artist may work in long term or short-term residencies in classrooms or in a community setting, or may lead program development through involvement in curricular planning and residencies with school partners. The Teaching Artist is an educator who brings the creative process into the classroom and the community.
The primary intent of the AIR Program is to enrich and support ongoing arts education, not to supplant services more appropriately provided by educators trained in the arts or otherwise. AIR artists are expected to engage students and/or teachers in the artistic process through innovative project-based leadership and modeling, not to supplant or substitute services more appropriately provided by certified teachers. To that end, in-school residencies will only be funded if they supplement an existing program or provide a service that certified teachers typically cannot offer, unless the applicant makes an extremely compelling case otherwise. In any event, artists working in a K-12 residency setting may never work with students without the supervision of a teacher unless they have the expressed written consent of the school's principal.
Often a residency design provides the artist an opportunity to practice his/her art form and the community opportunities to observe or assist the artist in his/her creative process. For example, a visual artist may require a designated studio space or a dancer may require a suitable rehearsal space.
Lastly, a very important part of a successful residency is sharing the ongoing and final activities of a residency with members of the community and elected officials to develop a broadening of support and funding for arts education.
• Facilitate opportunities for professional artists to work in school and community settings
Acceptance onto the roster is based on artistic excellence, teaching and residency experience, and quality of proposed educational materials as judged by an independent panel of arts and education professionals.
Organizations applying for a residency are encouraged to engage an AIR Roster artist for their residency however non-Roster artists may also be used. Click on AEP/AEC Grants for information.
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