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Initiated in 1995, the Pennsylvania Arts in Education Partnership program has demonstrated unprecedented ability to expand the strong funding record of the PCA for arts in education in the Commonwealth. The partnership, now available in 67 counties, enhances the PCA�s efforts through a network of partners comprised of local and regional organizations. For an AIE Partner list, please click here.

The AIE Residency application deadline is March 28, 2014.

The Arts in Education (AIE) division places practicing, professional artists in residence in schools and community settings.

The division fosters educational improvement through participation in the creative process in schools and community settings, via residencies, projects, and partnerships between schools or other educational institutions, artists, and arts organizations.


Initiated in 1995, the Pennsylvania Arts in Education Partnership program has demonstrated unprecedented ability to expand the strong funding record of the PCA for arts in education in the Commonwealth. The partnership, now available in 67 counties, enhances the PCA�s efforts through a network of partners comprised of local and regional organizations.Partners recruit, select, train, place, and evaluate professional-quality artists for residencies in educational environments. In addition, some partners have specialized in an interest area for in-depth exploration. These areas include distance learning, youth-at-risk, early childhood education, and in-service and pre-service teacher training. Partners provide professional development opportunities for more than 3,000 artists, teachers, administrators, pre-service teachers, and community leaders. They also maintain ongoing relationships with more than 250 educational agencies, community arts organizations, professional organizations and other interested parties.