Artists In Education Residency Grant Program

Artists In Education Residency Grant Program

Count Basie Center for the Arts’ Education Department is proud to be a partner in the Artists in Education Residency Grant Program. Now in its 49th year, the Artists in Education (AIE) Residency Grant Program, a partnership of New Jersey’s teaching artists, educators, and leading arts education providers, serves as a national model for effective and successful arts residencies.

The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program, is a co-sponsored project of The New Jersey State Council on the Arts and Young Audiences Arts for Learning NJ & Eastern PA. The program is carried out in partnership with regional partners, Appel Farm Arts & Music Campus, Count Basie Center for the Arts, and Morris Arts. ​

The mission of AIE is to make the arts a basic part of a sound, quality education for all students, Pre-K through 12 in all arts disciplines (visual arts, theatre, dance, music, media arts, literary arts, etc.). AIE amplifies the importance of the unique partnership and synergy between a teacher and a teaching artist: providing quality professional development for teachers and life-altering experiences for students through long-term residencies (20 days).

AIE’s school-day residencies honor the creative process that sparks insight, imagination, and empathy. Lasting impact is reinforced through professional development for teachers. AIE has provided hundreds of thousands of New Jersey’s children and educators enriching and impactful arts experiences.

The Artists in Education Residency Grant Program is a great opportunity for schools to:

  • Access programming in value of $11,000+
  • Impact curriculum
  • Expand the arts experiences of students and teachers
  • Provide effective professional development in the arts
  • Create long-term impact on your school and community through the arts
  • Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into your curriculum


Early Bird Application Deadline: Friday, February 5, 2021

Application Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021

2021 – 2022 Program Guidelines and Grant Application available October 2020 at

Apply for an AIE grant and experience how an AIE residency can help your school and district fulfill its goals and objectives for student performance, professional development, and community building in and through the arts.

  • Grants are awarded with programming in the value of 11,000+
  • Grantees will be required to provide a $2,000 match which can come from various sources such as: funding, in-kind services, materials etc.
  • Grants are available in ALL arts genres


This year, all of AIE’s Grant Assistance Workshops will be virtual. Participants will be able to sign up for GAW via, via Facebook, or by clicking the Zoom registration links below.

Any New Jersey public, private, parochial, or charter school serving grades Pre-K through 12 are eligible to apply. Grant program guidelines and online application portal are available at

Questions? Contact the AIE Manager Samantha Clarke at [email protected] or 609-984-7019