The Artist in Residence (AIR) program provides funds of up to $3,500 to schools and nonprofit organizations in support of activities directed by, or conducted in cooperation with an artist who engages students and enables learning through the creative process. These funds are provided through the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Resident artists must be chosen on the basis of their ability to enhance programs and curriculum. An ideal residency is composed of a balance between demonstration and hands-on activity. Artists-in-Residence enrich student experiences by sharing and demonstrating a deep understanding of their art form.
Applicants must serve Region 7W residents and be located within the Minnesota counties of Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright.
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Rnd 1: Wed., August 7, 2019
Rnd 2: Wed., March 11, 2020
Requests no later than:
Rnd 1: Wed., July 24, 2019
Rnd 2: Wed., February 12, 2020
BOARD Review Dates:
Rnd 1: Thurs., September 19, 2019
Rnd 2: Thurs., April 9, 2020