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