Arts at the Center of Learning

The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program (AIE) places highly qualified professional artists in classrooms for 20 days or more during the school day through a program of residency grants. Any New Jersey public, private, charter, or parochial school serving grades PreK-12 is eligible to apply. AIE works directly with the schools and the artists, giving students and teachers the opportunity to engage in and learn about the creative process.

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 $10,000 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 

The application process for the 2018-2019 school year is now closed. The Guidelines and Application for the 2019-2020 school year will be released in Fall 2018. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates about the program, application, and technical assistance opportunities.  

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