Artist in Schools residency program applications available

Posted: Thursday, February 11, 2010

Applications for inclusion on the Alaskan Teaching Artist Roster for the Artist in Schools (AIS) residency program are now being accepted.

Michael Penn / Juneau Empire
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire

The AIS residency program places professional teaching artists in schools for residencies for a minimum of two weeks. It is the most visible program of the Arts in Education section of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Visual, performing, literary and Native artists are eligible to apply.

In addition to being artists, teaching artists have a good understanding of how to teach their art form to both students and teachers. A major component of the program is the ability to inspire both students and teachers to continue the work done in the classroom beyond the time of the residency.

Guidelines and application forms are available on the council's Web site at under Arts in Education. The deadline is March 1, either postmarked or delivered.

For more information, call Ruth Glenn, Arts in Education director at 907-269-6682.

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