Arts at the Center of Learning

The Artists-in-Education Program (AIE) places highly qualified professional artists in classrooms for 20 days or more during the school day through a program of residency grants. 

Placing Artists in NJ Classrooms for 40 years

The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program is a great opportunity for schools to: 

  • Access up to $7000 for long-term school arts residencies
  • Impact curriculum 
  • Expand the arts experiences of students and teachers
  • Provide effective teacher professional development in the arts
  • Work together with a teaching artist to create long-term impact on your school and community through the arts 

Learn more about AIE and start the school grant application process by attending a Technical Assistance Workshop near you. 

The Guidelines and Application for 2016-2017 school year residency grants are now available for download. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2016. 

Students came alive in their performances
Students learned to work together toward a common goal
AIE residencies can fulfill state standards
Students learned careful observation and mental representation
Students learned persistence and the importance of passion