What are Artist Residencies? Is a Residency for You?
August 24, 2017 from 10:00am – 3:15pm
Northwest Service Co-op, Thief River Falls
Join us for a day of information on artist residencies in the classroom, including information for artists who would like to learn more about becoming a residency artist in the classroom, as well as information for educators to learn how to implement an artist in residency in your classroom setting. This workshop will teach participants how to impact students with innovative, art-filled learning whether you are an artist, teacher, or administrator.
Collaborating with artists brings unique, award-winning experiences right into the classroom. We know that as much as visual, performing and literary arts might seem like “nice to haves,” they are essential. Years of experience and a growing body of academic research backs that up.
From art to zoology, teaching through the arts enriches curriculum and engages learners. Here are just a few areas where arts residencies can boost student learning.
- Arts: music, dance, theater, media arts, visual
- Literature & Language
- Global Cultures
10:00—11:30 Introduction to Artist Residencies: an overview for artists, educators and administrators. In this session you will learn the basics of artist residency in schools. You will learn about a specific program called COMPAS, and how that program works with schools to teach creativity in ways that meet classroom objectives while helping develop whole, problem-solving, creative minds.
You will also learn about an artist in residency program in our region called Teaching Artist Roster Program that is being developed through the Northwest Regional Arts Council, and how that program may benefit individual artists and schools in our area.
11:30—12:15 Lunch provided. Networking and Q & A.
12:30-2:00 Break-out Sessions
Session #1: “Is Residency Work for You?” This session is intended for artists from all branches of the arts (visual, performance, literary) who wish to explore the possibility of becoming a residency artist within the educational system. It will cover the steps to becoming qualified to be an artist in residence, and the opportunities following. One week residencies, with a core group of students, is the main model discussed.
Session #2: Hosting a Residency Artist in Your School This session is intended for teachers and administrators who have an interest in hosting an artist in the schools, including areas of focus, timelines, how to incorporate what’s taught into your existing curriculum and State standards, as well as many other aspects of the process.
2:15-3:15 Writing a Residency Artist Grant In this session, you will learn the basics of writing an NWMAC grant to host a residency artist. You will learn how to best formulate your plan to write a solid proposal in a competitive process. Presented by Mara Hanel of the Northwest Minnesota Arts Council
*This 1 day workshop will provide 4.5 continuing education units as required in Minnesota state statutes for teacher licensure renewal.
Participants can register at the Northwest Regional Co-op website here. The workshop is featured on their main page and under events. The workshop is free for participants and registration is open until August 23. Workshop will include a box lunch for participants.