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Residency Grant Programs

Transforming Teaching and Learning Through the Arts

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

School grants in value of $11,000+ are available from The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program, a co-sponsored project of The New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA. The program is carried out in partnership with regional partners, Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, Count Basie Center for the Arts, and Morris Arts.

  • Early Bird Deadline: February 5, 2021
  • Final Grant Application Deadline: March 5, 2021
  • 2021-22 Program Guidelines and Grant Application available 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 (standard residency of 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 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.

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

  • Access programming in value of $11,000+
  • Impact curriculumExpand the arts experiences of students and teachers
  • Provide effective professional development in the arts
  • Create long-term impact on your school and community through the arts
  • Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into your curriculum

ALL New Jersey Public, Charter, Private, and Parochial Schools serving grades Pre-K through 12th are eligible to apply. Grant program guidelines and application are available at and technical assistance is available for applicants. Questions? Contact our Artists in Education Administrator Samantha Clarke at [email protected] or 609-984-7019.

For application information or to learn more about the AIE program, please visit the AIE website.

For more information on Artist-in-Residency opportunities available through Appel Farm, please email Curtis Williams, Community Programs Director at [email protected] or call  (856) 358-2472 ext. 114.

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