AIE In-School Residency Program

AIE In-School Residency Program

The Arkansas Arts Council Arts in Education In-School Residency program places professional artists during the school day or school year in residencies at specific school sites, or in conjunction with other nonprofit community or governmental organizations and institutions. The In-School Residency program provides a way for artists to demonstrate their art form, create or perform works of art so that participants may observe the creative process and relate their art form to other K-12 curriculum areas.

The In-School Residency Program is designed to strengthen the role of the arts in education with the understanding that the development of aesthetic awareness and participation in the arts should be an integral part of life and the basic education process. Based on guidelines provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, In-School Residency grants are funded by the Arkansas Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts and local sponsoring schools or organizations.

In-School Residency Program grant awards are made for projects, programs, and activities occurring between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019. Grant award payments, of up to $40,000, are scheduled to accommodate the grantee’s program requirements to the extent possible.

Grant funds are supplementary to the budget of any grantee. Applicants are encouraged to secure and demonstrate broadly based financial commitments for the proposal submitted. Grant awards are based on anticipated Arkansas Arts Council revenues and can be reduced at any time during the grant period. The grant awards process is highly competitive and past receipt of an award does not guarantee an award in the next funding cycle.

Funds from the In-School Residency grant may be used only for contracted administrative or artistic expenses related to the proposed program. Click HERE for other funding restrictions. 

Go Back