The Kentucky Arts Council awarded $25,380 in Teacher Initiated Program grants for 47 weeks of short-term teaching artist residencies this spring in commonwealth schools. The grant program provides students and teachers hands-on experience making art under the guidance of professionals.
Residencies vary widely, depending on the planning of the teacher and the artist or artists hired for the residency. This group of residencies includes mural projects, explorations of cultural traditions, visual arts, animation, storytelling and dance.
Additionally, participating artists collaborate with teachers to design and implement programs that continue incorporating art into curricula after the residency is completed.
Grant amounts are $540, $1,080, $1,620 and $2,160 based on the length of the residencies, which can be for one to four weeks.