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The guidelines for the Arts-in-Education Residency Program for FY13 are now available at the IAC website.


The IAC recognizes the arts as a necessity in the development of Illinois students as future contributing members of society and the importance of the inclusion of the arts in lifelong learning. At the heart of the Arts-in-Education (AIE) Residency Program is the belief that an artist-in-residence can make an invaluable and unique contribution to the educational process. As a professional artist teaching and creating his or her art at the residency site, the artist-in-residence can inspire one classroom, one teacher, one school district, or one community to integrate the arts into its ongoing activities and become a vital part of everyone's learning experience.


The AIE Residency Program provides support to Illinois not-for-profit organizations for professional artist residencies lasting from two weeks to six months. Residencies are developed in cooperation with an artist selected from the IAC Arts-in-Education Artist Roster. Past grant recipients have included schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, senior centers, park districts, and libraries. FY13 programs must take place between November 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013.


The application deadline is May 1, 2012.


Two web-based workshops will be provided to provide an overview of the application process. Registration is required. The workshops will be held on:

Tuesday, March 20th at 4 pm

Thursday, March 29th at 12 pm


For additional information, contact IAC staff at 312.814-6765 or


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