AIE 2022-2023 Early Bird Deadline is Approaching! Apply Now!



Date: January 20, 2022


Michael Roberson Reid

609.243.9000 x.219

[email protected]

Early Bird Deadline: February 4th, 2022 
Application Deadline: March 4th, 2022

Students at Ocean Road Elementary School work together on a collaborative mural. Teaching artist Kate Sclavi led the work on the mural, which focused on mindfulness and nature. The photo was taken during their 2020 – 2021 residency.

An Artists in Education (AIE) grant places professional teaching artists in your classroom for a long-term (20-day minimum) residency. Residencies are customized for any grade level or arts discipline (performing, visual, literary). AIE grants provide professional development for your administration and staff, a culminating event to engage the school and its community, and a reflection day for students to reflect on their achievements.
The Artist 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



Need Help Applying for your AIE Grant?

Virtual Grant Assistance Workshop

Students at Seth Boyden Demonstration School perform their step routine in front of their classmates. The students seen here are from the 2020 – 2021 AIE grant year and worked with teaching artists SOLE Defined. Seth Boyden will be participating in another grant during the 2021 – 2022 school year.

All applicants, particularly those new to AIE, are encouraged to attend a virtual AIE Grant Assistance Workshop. The workshops include an introduction and overview of the AIE Program, activities designed to help schools plan for and prepare an application, and a Q&A. You will hear from past participating schools, AIE teaching artists, and AIE staff. Attendees receive documentation for professional development hours as recommended by the New Jersey Department of Education. Click the link above to register!
Sessions Available
  • November 11, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM
  • December 1, 2021 | 4:00 – 5:30 PM
  • January 22, 2022 | 10:00 – 11:30 AM

Virtual Office Hours

Have a quick question for AIE staff or want to gain more clarity on the application process? Pop in for a virtual office hour. Click the link above to register!
Sessions Available
  • December 7, 2021 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM
  • January 11, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM
  • February 1, 2022 | 12:00 – 1:30 PM
  • March 1, 2022 | 3:00 – 4:30 PM
This *PAID* opportunity for school educators and teaching artists is an incredible way to collaborate with likeminded individuals, create art in a safe, inclusive environment, and develop your instruction – all with student benefit in mind! For any questions on any of these amazing opportunities, please contact our AIE & APLI Manager Michael Roberson Reid at [email protected] or 609.243.9000 x.219. 
The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program is a co-sponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences Arts for Learning New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania. The program is carried out in partnership with regional partners, including Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus, Count Basie Center for the Arts, and Morris Arts.