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Artists in Schools

Artists in Schools grants fund artist residencies in schools. Residencies may be funded for up to ten days, are intended to serve as a model for the integration of the arts across the PreK-12 curriculum. Artists completing the residency must be selected from the Council's Teaching Artist Roster and are expected to collaborate with classroom teachers to ensure that the residency meets student learning objectives and that there is a sustainable impact in the school community.

These are examples of fundable projects:

  • A math teacher works with a dancer to integrate kinesthetic learning into his classroom. Students learn about dance concepts and use them to talk about geometric shapes and spatial relationships

  • An English teacher works with a poet or playwright to mentor students and provide opportunities for them to develop and workshop their writing

  • A music teacher works with a professional composer to help students compose and perform original works of music

  • A physical education teacher works with a clown to integrate the circus arts and team building activates into the curriculum

For other examples of previously funded projects, look at this list of recent grantees.