For over 30 years, the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA) has recognized the value of partnerships. The foundation of the Artists-in-Education Program (AIE) is the partnership between professional artists and educators in order to bring students excellent arts education. The NJSCA is pleased to be working in partnership with two outstanding arts education organizations—Arts Horizons and Young Audiences New Jersey —as cosponsors of the Artists-in-Education Program. This partnership, the AIE Consortium, has been placing professional artists in New Jersey schools and community settings for long-term residencies (minimum 20-days) since 1998. These residencies provide learners with hands-on experience and high-quality education in a variety of art forms.
This handbook is built on the foundation and framework, learned over 30 years, of the elements that have proven to be essential for an effective and successful residency. It represents the cumulative experience of teachers, administrators, artists, students, parents and others in designing, planning, implementing and evaluating effective residencies. It is also based on extensive field research that reaffirms what needs to be in place and the impact of successful residencies.
This Handbook serves to enhance, compliment and inform:
This Handbook expands upon the components presented in the AIE Guidelines to offer best practices, applicable to any residency. Ideally, teachers, school and arts administrators, site coordinators and artists will use both the AIE Residency Guidelines and this AIE Handbook side by side while developing their residency proposals, and then as instructional support throughout the entire residency process.
Eligibility: All NJ public and private elementary and secondary schools
and school districts are eligible to apply.
For Guidelines & Application, please call 1-877-NJ-Art-Ed (1-877-652-7833),
visit www.njartscouncil.org or write to:
PO Box 306
Trenton, NJ 08625