Arts at the Center of Learning

The Artists in Education Program (AIE) places highly qualified professional artists in classrooms for 20 days or more during the school day through a program of residency grants. 

Placing Artists in NJ Classrooms for 40 years

The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program is a great opportunity for schools to: 

  • Access up to $7000 for long-term school arts residencies
  • Impact curriculum 
  • Expand the arts experiences of students and teachers
  • Provide effective teacher professional development in the arts
  • Work together with a teaching artist to create long-term impact on your school and community through the arts 

Learn more about AIE and the school grant application process by attending a Technical Assistance Workshop near you. 


The Guidelines and Application for the 2017-2018 school year residency grants will be available in Fall 2016. Please follow AIE on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

Students learned careful observation and mental representation
Students learned persistence and the importance of passion
Students learned to work together toward a common goal
AIE residencies can fulfill state standards
Students came alive in their performances