FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Date: September 13, 2013
Grant application workshops throughout the state
Trenton, NJ: The Artists-in-Education Consortium announces the 41st annual Artists-in-Education (AIE) Residency Grant Program. Any New Jersey public, private, charter or parochial school serving grades Pre K-12 is eligible to apply for funding to bring an artist-in-residence to their school. Grants range from $6,000 to $10,000 and support residencies for 20 days or more.
The mission of the Artists-in-Education Program is to make the arts a basic part of a sound, quality education for all students in grades Pre-K through 12, and to provide quality professional development for teachers through long-term residencies with professional teaching artists. The AIE Program is a cosponsored project of Arts Horizons, Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, with additional funding provided by the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation.
AIE residencies focus on direct learning about the arts and the processes of creating art, including the skills, techniques and concepts of the art form. Residencies are offered in all disciplines including the visual, literary and performing arts and at all grade levels through the AIE Residency Grant Program.
The deadline for applications is Monday, March 3, 2014. Technical assistance workshops are offered throughout the state in December 2013 and January 2014 to assist schools in preparing their application. For more information, and to access program guidelines and application, visit www.njaie.org.