Arts at the Center of Learning


The Artists in Education (AIE) Residency Grant program brings unique, dynamic, in-depth arts education programs to schools across New Jersey. 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.

The AIE Residency Grant Program provides funding to schools to engage a professional teaching artist for a school-day residency that lasts for 20 days or more. 

View teachers, admininstrators, and artists talking about their AIE experiences here:


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