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The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program is a true collaboration between schools, teaching artists, arts in education organizations in the state, and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania is the cosponsor partner to the State Arts Council, managing the project state-wide. Regional Partner agencies work directly with funded schools in their region to assist them with accessing and managing residencies. 

For more information about the program, please contact Michelle Baxter-Schaffer via email at, or by phone at 609-984-7019.

If you are already working with one of the following organizations, feel free to reach out to them, as they can also assist you with questions and applying for the AIE Program:

Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania  866-500-9265

Appel Farm Arts and Music Center  856-358-2472

Morris Arts  973-285-5115




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