Arts in Education Applications and Forms
SCHOOL APPLICATION: Artist in Residence Grant Program
The MSAC's Artist in Residence (AiR) program provides grants to Maryland schools that cover half the cost of a teaching artist residency in a particular school. Maryland schools are invited to browse the MSAC's AiR Roster to select an MSAC Artist in Residence. The school then applies for a grant from the MSAC that covers half the cost of the residency.
1) The process for artist and grant match payments will change over a three-year period via the following phases:
- 2018-2019 school year: MSAC will pay grant to the artist in fall and spring; the schools will pay grant match to the artist. Artists bill schools upon completion of the residency.
2)The total cost of the residency can be no more than $5,000.
3) Required forms will be re-evaluated and some eliminated during this process, which will be noted on this page and in future years’ guidelines.
The AiR Program provides opportunities for hands-on intensive workshops involving a small core group of students and teachers over a number of days or weeks. A larger group benefits from additional activities including the artist's lectures, performances, and demonstrations, and through projects developed by classroom teachers with the artists assistance. Residencies are available in:AiR Program provides opportunities for hands-on intensive workshops involving a small core group of students and teachers over a number of days or weeks. A larger group benefits from additional activities including the artist's lectures, performances, and demonstrations, and through projects developed by classroom teachers with the artists assistance. Residencies are available in:
- Performing Arts: dance, multi-discipline, music, puppetry, and theater (12-40 sessions)
- Playwriting: (24-40 sessions)
- Poetry: (12-40 sessions)
- Visual Arts: architecture, ceramics, doll making/puppet making, fiber arts, glass, handmade paper/books/artist books, media, mixed media, murals, photography, sculpture, site-specific installation, and two-dimensional. (20-60 sessions)
THE APPLICATION PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED. The application will reopen at the beginning of March 2, 2018 and the deadline is May 18, 2018.
Each school may apply for one residency. Applications are submitted in eGrant only. Please contact AiE program director Chris Stewart at firstname.lastname@example.org to check if your school already has a log in and password.
If your school would like to apply for the 2018-2019 school year, please refer to the guidelines here.
VISITING PERFORMER PROGRAM (No application; school books artist directly).
Through the Visiting Performer Program, schools and other educational institutions gain assistance and financial support that encourage quality arts performances and workshops for their students. Teachers or schools may browse the Visiting Performer Roster and contact an artist to book a performance or production for students. For each booking, the artist applies MSAC funding that reduces the amount owed by the school to the artist by up to one-third, making performances more affordable for schools. A school may obtain up to three different productions per school year through the Visiting Performer Program.
AiE grants to the performers and companies listed on the Visiting Performer Program Roster of Artists make it possible for schools to obtain a limited number of performances at reduced fees. Up to one-third of the total cost of a given service may be covered by AiE funds (performer's fee + travel = total cost of the service). Up to three different productions per school year can be obtained by the school/site in this way.
There is no application for the Visiting Performer program. Using the link above, follow the directions on the program page to book a performance directly with a Visiting Performer on the roster. The last performance for the school year should take place no later than June 15th.
ARTIST APPLICATION - Artist in Residence and Visiting Performer Rosters
Artists who live in Maryland are invited to apply to the Artist in Residence or Visiting Performer Rosters. The artists on this roster specialize in harnessing the arts as tools for learning and are available to lead hands-on, intensive arts workshops in Maryland schools (Artists in Residence) or assemblies with two workshops (Visiting Performers).
Artists in Residence may apply in performing arts, playwriting, poetry, and visual arts.
Visiting Performers may apply in music, dance, puppetry, and theater.
MSAC accepts applications for the rosters every two years.
The application is now closed and will reopen in June of 2018.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE AND VISITING PERFORMER FORMS
(For MSAC roster artists and schools currently receiving a grant or Visiting Performer assembly only.)
The forms below are for the purpose of artist and school reporting once a grant has been received. Participating artists and schools should download the Word document, complete the form electronically, including typing the signature, and submit the form via email to AiE program director Chris Stewart: email@example.com.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCE FORMS
VISITING PERFORMER FORMS