planning the residency
School Policies and Protocol
- Obtain pertinent school information on procedures, site facilities, behavior/dress/discipline codes, contact information, and communication procedures.
- Update as changes occur.
Professional Development Workshop
- Find out goals for staff workshop, including: date, time, space, location and participants.
- Determine the focus, content and evaluation process.
- Provide suggestions for additional staff workshops that (with additional school funds, if available) could expand and re-enforce concepts as well as extend residency outreach.
Puppetry Residency at Center Square School,
Supplies, Materials and Equipment
- Offer guidance in determining supplies/materials and equipment list, cost and purchase timeline.
- Determine what supplies, if any, you might purchase and the procedure for school approval and reimbursement.
- Sites assume the total cost of supplies for residencies. Some materials and equipment—a kiln, watercolor paper, sewing kits, spiral notebooks—may be items the site already has on hand or may be donated through PTA/PTO contacts and local merchants. Communicate with the On-Site Coordinator in advance so that all needed supplies/materials and equipment are on hand at the start of the residency.
Rooms and Workspace
- Tour the site to discuss available work space and access to resources such as water if needed.
- Request in advance any additional specific needs: chairs, tables, audio/visual equipment, computer/Internet access, library research access time, culminating event/exhibition/ performance area and storage space for equipment, instruments, supplies or works-inprogress.
- Request a quiet space to work, store personal belongings or simply spend time between classes.
- Tour the site and discuss the available working space with the artist to determine in advance any additional specific needs: chairs, tables, audio/sound equipment, computer/ Internet access, library research time, culminating event/display/performance area and storage space for supplies/materials, equipment, instruments or works-inprogress.
- Provide the Residency Artist with a quiet space to work, store personal belongings or simply spend time between classes.
Planning the Residency
Field Trips and Visiting Artists