The guidelines for the Arts-in-Education (AIE) Residency Program for FY15 are now available at the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IACA) website . The AIE ResidencyProgram provides support to Illinois not-for-profit organizations for professional artist residencies lasting from two weeks to six months.


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 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.


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. FY15 programs must take place between November 1, 2014 and August 31, 2015.


The application deadline for the FY15 IACA Arts-in-Education Residency Program is June 18, 2014.


A web-based workshop is scheduled for 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, May 21, 2014.  This webinar will provide an overview of the IACA Residency Program application process. Registration is required.  


To register for the May 21st webinar follow this link



For additional information, contact Susan Dickson, Director of Arts-in-Education, Ethnic and Folk Arts and Literature Programs  at 312.814-6740 or

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