Artists in the SchoolsThis Page Last Updated: August 29th, 2012
The Artist in the Schools Program (AIS) provides residencies in the visual and performing arts in the Juneau School District throughout the school year. The AIS program in Alaska is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, and the Rasmuson Foundation.
The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council (JAHC) manages the Juneau School District’s Artists in the Schools Program. Kari Groven is the key contact at the JAHC.
Each year interested schools submit a “mini-grant” application (due September 21, 2012) to the Council. Once accepted, the JAHC organizes the overall district residency schedule for the year and serves as the main contact for teaching artists and school arts liaisons. It publicizes residencies and advertises arts workshops which are presented for all staff by the teaching artists.
Each school has one or more designated “Arts Liaisons” who volunteer to help coordinate the AIS residencies, along with acting as the main contact for arts education events and opportunities. JSD arts liaisons 2012-13 (in the works).
Each teaching artist selected for participation in the AIS program is paid $1000 per week. (35 hour work week; a minimum of 20 hours/week must be in direct instruction with students). The AIS grant funds %60 of the teaching artist stipend, and the school funds the other %40 of the artist stipend plus any travel expenses, should the artist come from outside Juneau. The school is also responsible to pay for supplies and materials.
Schools communicate with the selected teaching artist to coordinate schedules and determine the scope and depth of the project. Schools choose artists from the Juneau Teaching Artist Roster. If a school would like to arrange a residency with someone who is not already on the Roster, the artist needs to apply to be placed on the roster prior to the residency.
Each teaching artist is required to present a professional development workshop, typically open to all teachers in the district. Kristin Bartlett (email@example.com ) disseminates the information to all teachers via the District website. The JAHC disseminates information beyond the District, to local media and local artists.
AIS Grant Process Tool Kit
PUBLICIZING THE RESIDENCY & TEACHER WORKSHOP
School Newsletter announcing AIS Workshop-Sample
Poster to hang in School during residency – Sample
Newspaper article about residency – Sample
Teacher Workshop Poster-Sample
FUNDING RECOGNITION LANGUAGE
Alaska state Council on the Arts requires that all promotion of residencies include this text:
“Artist In The Schools Program is made possible through partnership between the Alaska State Council on the Arts
and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Rasmusson Foundation
and ____(put in your matching fund source like . . . Parent and Teacher Association or Our School Art Group)___”
More Arts Opportunities for Students 2012-13
Offerings from Juneau Arts Organizations - coming soon…
JAHC Student Concert Signups - coming soon…
Poetry Out Loud
Fine Arts Scholarships & Advanced Art Achievement Awards
Hit the JACC Putt
More Funding Opportunities
Access Grant Due 30 days prior to start of event
The grant funds short-term arts/cultural activities for grades K-12 during the regular school day. Grant amounts up to $1,000.
Excursion Grant Due 30 days prior to start of event
The grant funds transportation and admission costs for K-12 students to an arts or cultural event. Title I schools may apply for up to $1,000; Non-Title I schools may apply up to $600. One grant per school, per school year, may include multiple excursions.
Project Grant Due Dec 1 AND Jun 1
The grant funds arts/cultural activities held before or after the school day or during school vacations for periods longer than 2 weeks. Any nonprofit organization or school is eligibe to apply. All grants must provide a 1:1 match of up to $6,000.
Art Educator Grant Due March 15
The grant funds teachers, whose teaching responsibilities are arts-related, for participation in professional development activities in their art form.
These are all Rasmuson Foundation Cultural Collaborations Grants administered under contract by the Alaska State Council on the Arts
Support the Arts
Kari Groven: Program Coordinator, Juneau Arts & Humanities Council 907-586-2787 or 907 586-5099 (direct line).
Annie Calkins: Education Committee chair for the Arts Council.
Laura Forbes: Alaska State Council on the Arts, Arts Education Program Director.
Patty Newman: Instructional Services Curriculum, Assessments and Grants Coordinator.
Kristin Bartlett: Helps advertize the workshops and opportunities to the Juneau School District staff.