The Artists in Education (AIE) Residency Grant Program


Interested in an Artist-in-Residence, but Have a Limited Budget?

School grants in value of $11,000+ are available from the Artists in Education Residency Grant Program, a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA. The program is carried out in partnership with regional partners, Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus, Count Basie Center for the Arts, and Morris Arts. ​

Early Bird Application Deadline: Friday, February 4, 2022

Application Deadline: Friday, March 4, 2022

2022 – 2023 Program Guidelines and Grant Application available October 2021 at

Photo by Driven by Design Creative Agency LLC.

The Artists in Education (AIE) Residency Grant Program is a unique partnership bringing dynamic, in-depth arts education programs to New Jersey’s schools. Now in its 49th year, the Artists in Education (AIE) Residency Grant Program, a partnership of New Jersey’s teaching artists, educators, and leading arts education providers, serves as a national model for effective and successful arts residencies.

The mission of AIE is to make the arts a basic part of a sound, quality education for all students, Pre-K through 12. AIE amplifies the importance of the unique partnership and synergy between a teacher and a teaching artist: providing quality professional development for teachers and life-altering experiences for students through long-term residencies (20 days or more).

Apply for an AIE grant and experience how an AIE residency can help your school and district fulfill its goals and objectives for student performance, professional development, and community building in and through the arts.

Our school-day residencies honor the creative process by providing conditions needed for insight, imagination, and empathy to occur. Lasting impact is reinforced through professional development of teachers. For 50 years, AIE has provided hundreds of thousands of New Jersey’s children and educators the opportunity to enrich the world around them in and through the arts.

The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program is a great opportunity for schools to:

  • Access programming in value of $11,000+
  • 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
  • Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into your curriculum

Any New Jersey public, private, parochial, or charter school serving grades Pre-K through 12 is eligible to apply. Grant program guidelines and online application portal are available at Grant assistance is available for applicants. Questions? Contact our AIE Manager Michael Reid at [email protected] or 609-243-9000 Ext 219.