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 applications for the 2018-2019 school year residency grants are now open! The Guidelines and Application are available for download. Learn more about AIE and the school grant application process by attending a Technical Assistance Workshop near you. 

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