purpose of the Arts In Education (AIE) Division is to develop and
support quality arts education programs in schools and community
settings for all Pennsylvanians. Funded programs may be in the form of
Artist(s) Residencies in schools and community settings in which the
arts are taught as part of basic education. AIE-funded programs foster
participation in the creative process. AIE programs should have
substantial impact, with effects that endure beyond funded activities.
include substantial periods of time in which the artist works
intensively with small groups of students (“core groups”) on one or more
long-term projects. During this time, students should exercise creative
control over their work. The artist’s role in such work should be that
of mentor and facilitator, and technical adviser on necessary skills.
During a residency, an artist may conduct workshops or in-class
presentations. Schools may request an introductory assembly or a final
production. While the AIE Division recognizes value in such events, most
of the time of a residency is expected to be in long-term, hands on
work with a small number of students.