The Arts Council is seeking teaching artists interested in participating in the Young Creatives: Artists-in-Residence Program. The application process will work to identify teaching artists committed to inspiring creativity through quality arts experiences in dance, music, visual art and theatre within the school day. The program supports classroom teachers with professional artists, encouraging arts integration with core curriculum and strengthening students’ fine arts education. Statistics point to overall greater success in subjects like math, science, social studies and literacy when the arts are part of that learning.
Chosen artists will be placed on a web-based Artist Roster, which classroom teachers can use to find a teaching artist that meets their classroom and student needs. Currently the program serves Lansing School District classrooms, but will soon open up to other school districts in the tri-county region.
Teaching Artists must be professional artists with expertise in one or more arts disciplines who have previously worked with children and teachers in educational settings. Commitments include a mandatory orientation, criminal background check, an artist file for the online Teaching Roster (including a bio, lesson plan and optional promotional material), a planning meeting at the school, a visually documented and professional five visit residency, a wrap-up meeting with teachers and a round-table discussion with other artists and program coordinator at the close of the program.
You do not need to be a member of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing to apply but must join ($40/year) to be added to the roster of teaching artists.
Please note: Teaching artists chosen to be placed on the Artists-in-Residence roster are not guaranteed a paid placement. Teaching-artist positions will be filled based on teacher need and selection.
Artist placements in schools will begin in September and end in May of each year.
Thank you for your interest in the Young Creatives: Artists-in-Residence program. If you have any questions, please contact: Taylor Rupp, project coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 517-853-7580 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.