Artist Residency Grants Available to All New Jersey Schools!

Apply for an Artists in Education Grant Today!

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.

Applications for the 2019-2020 school year are now available.

“When we reflect on the impact of this AIE residency, we think specifically of certain students who may not have the opportunity to excel in academics. We saw these students come alive in their performances and then carry that high energy into their classwork.”

– Mark Quiles, Principal, Seth Boyden Demonstration School in Maplewood


Assistance is available to any interested school, including multiple Technical Assistance Workshops, which will be held throughout the state from November through December.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Morris Arts at The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
14 Maple Avenue, Suite 301
Morristown, New Jersey 07960
This workshop is offered in partnership with Morris Arts.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC)
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Tuesday, December 4, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania
200 Forrestal Road (First Floor)
Princeton, NJ 08540
Friday, December 7, 2018, 9:30 am 
Appel Farm Arts& Music Center
457 Shirley Road. (Dining Hall)
Elmer, NJ 08318
This workshop is offered in partnership with Appel Farm Arts and Music Center
The Artist 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 professional development in the arts
  • Create long-term impact on your school and community through the arts.

Watch one school’s AIE story

The deadline to apply is February 8, 2019, and applications received by January 18, 2019 will receive review and feedback from the AIE staff.

If you have questions about the application or upcoming workshops, please contact us by email ([email protected]) or by phone at 609-984-7019.

The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program is a project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania. The program is carried out in partnership with regional partners, including Appel Farm Arts & Music Center and Morris Arts.