The Artists-in-Education (AIE) Residency Grant Program

new AIE Logo color half sizeArtists-in-Education Consortium

Interested in an Artist Residency, but have a limited budget?

$7000 School Grants are available from The Artists-in-Education Residency Grant Program, a partnership between Young Audiences New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

Application Deadline: TBD (February – March 2017)

Program Guidelines and Grant Application available now at

The Artists-in-Education (AIE) Residency Grant program is a unique partnership bringing dynamic, in-depth arts education programs to New Jersey’s schools and teaching artists. Since 1971, the AIE Program has been dedicated to bringing teaching artists and educators together in powerful long-term residencies to help students and teachers engage in and learn about the creative process. AIE places practicing professional artists in long-term residencies (20+ days) in schools across the state. Residencies are offered in all arts disciplines including the visual, literary and performing arts and at all grade levels.

Apply for one of our grants 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. An invaluable arts experience that can help prepare your students for the competitive world of the 21st century is within reach.

Our school-day and afterschool residencies honor the creative process by providing conditions needed for insight, imagination, and empathy to occur. Lasting impact is re-enforced through professional development of teachers. For more than 43 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 provides:

  • 20+day transformative residencies that foster children’s ability to experience, create, and connect art to life and learning
  • teacher professional development to enhance skills and build creative learning communities
  • comprehensive training for NJ’s teaching artists
  • leadership within state’s arts education community that strengthens/informs the profession

ALL New Jersey Public, Charter, Private, or Parochial Schools Serving grades Pre-K through 12th are eligible to apply. Grant Program guidelines and application are at and technical assistance is available for applicants. Questions? Contact Michelle Baxter-Schaffer, Artists in Education Administrator at or 609-984-7025.

Please wait...
Send a message

Sorry, our programming experts aren't online at the moment. Please leave a message and we will contact you shortly. Thanks!

Your name
* Email
* Comments
Start Chat

Need help? Save time by asking your questions directly to our programming experts

* Your name
* Email
* Comments
Chat with us now!

Feel free to leave us any additional feedback.

How do you rate our support?