AIE and APLI 2022-2023 Residency Applications Are Now Open!



Date: October 1, 2021


Samantha Clarke


[email protected]

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

Photo Caption: A student at Walter C. Black Elementary School stands next to their imaginative animal sculpture. Students worked with teaching artist Marilyn Keating to create a fantastical sculpture garden during their 2020 – 2021 AIE 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

The AIE 2022 – 2023 Arc Program Application!

All online applications must be submitted by Friday, March 4, 2022 to be considered. 

The Artists in Education Arc Program (Arc) is an opportunity for schools who have successfully completed two years of AIE residencies to build a sustainable arts culture within their schools. Schools will be guaranteed three years of funding, pending funding of the AIE program by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. This structure will aid the school in creating more opportunities for arts experiences for their students and faculty. Upon competition of year three, Arc schools will enter a mentor year where they will support, guide, and help prepare new AIE schools to apply for and manage an AIE residency.

Application Deadline: November 19, 2021
The Arts Professional Learning Institute’s mission is to provide professional learning opportunities to New Jersey’s teaching artists, classroom educators, and school administrators. APLI aims to engage the arts educator in inclusive, progressive, arts-based professional learning experiences so that the whole student can be reached, inclusive of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, and ability.
  • LEARN. APLI’s unique design pairs teaching artists and school educators around the state in inclusive, innovative, and important workshops, led by the state’s arts educational leaders.
  • CREATE. APLI Fellows will work together to share implementation strategies via follow-up webinars and through 3-day residencies.
  • RELATE. APLI Fellows will also be given entry into Connect, the statewide teaching artist professional learning conference held by the New Jersey Arts Education Collective. Connect provides fellows the opportunity to learn from statewide and national leaders in arts education, the ability to network with artists throughout the state, and a time for reflection of the APLI program.
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 Samantha Clarke at [email protected] or 609-984-7019.