Arts at the Center of Learning

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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 NJSCA, 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 Michelle.Baxter-Schaffer(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  1-866-500-9265

Appel Farm Arts and Music Center  856-358-2472

Morris Arts  973-285-5115

Questions about the New Jersey Writers Project can be directed to:

Writers Theatre of New Jersey  973-514-1787



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