The guidelines for the Arts-in-Education Residency Program for FY14 are now available at the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) website.
The IACA 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 IACA Arts-in-Education Artist Roster. Past grant recipients have included schools, colleges, community centers, youth organizations, senior centers, park districts, and libraries. FY14 programs must take place between November 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014.
The application deadline is June 3, 2013.
A web-based workshop is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2013. This webinar will provide an overview of the IACA Residency Program application process. Registration is required.
To register for the May 1st webinar follow this link: https://cc.readytalk.com/r/7w2we2bkrr8a
For additional information, contact IAC staff at 312.814-6740 or email@example.com