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TEACHER INSTITUTE FAQs

What is the cost to my school for a Creatives Schools Initiative (CSI) project?


Who pays for the teaching artist residency?


What is the registration/payment schedule?


How long are the teaching artist residencies?


Can my team apply for a CSI residency award if we don’t have specific plans for how the teaching artist will integrate with our curriculum?


How does my team identify a teaching artist to partner on the development of a project?


How many students can be served by one teaching artist residency?


If we have a large teaching team, can we be considered for a multiple teaching artist residency award?


Can the teaching artist I propose be from any arts discipline?


Can an arts teacher be on my team?


What are the expectations for the culminating event?


Who is responsible for organizing and producing our culminating event?
 

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What is the cost to my school for a CSI project?
Your school will be responsible for the cost of materials and space, such as art supplies and auditorium use. We can help shape a project that fits within your materials/space budget.

Who pays for the teaching artist residency?
There is no cost to your school for the teaching artist’s fees. CSI programming partners, sponsors, and state and national arts agencies are sources of support for the teaching artist residency, which costs $5,500. Schools may be asked to partner with the CSI on grant applications to help fund their project.

What is the registration & payment schedule?
A $100 per person registration deposit, or a purchase order from your school district, is due June 1, 2017, which is applied to the course/participation fee. The remaining $1,800 fee is due July 15, 2017. There is a $100 late fee for registrations received after June 1st.

How long are the teaching artist residencies?
Up to seven days. The detailed schedule for your residency will be designed at the planning and learning intensives in June and November. Residencies can last longer if your schools has additional funding to contribute to the project.
 

PROJECT CONCEPTS

Can my team apply for a CSI residency award if we don’t have specific plans for how the teaching artist will integrate with our curriculum?
Yes. We are looking for strong teams with a commitment to cross-curricular integration. You will collaboratively design the details of your project at the June intensive with your teaching artist.

How does my team identify a teaching artist to partner on the development of a project?
Tell us about the aspirations and learning expectations for your team, and we will work with you to identify a teaching artist from our roster that has the skills best suited for your team.

How many students can be served by one teaching artist residency?
Projects can serve a wide range of student group sizes. Student cohorts are shaped by the goals of your project, which will be designed at the planning and learning intensives.

If we have a large teaching team, can we be considered for a multiple teaching artist residency award?
Yes. You may want to have teaching artists from different disciplines working with different groups of students on a large project, with the culminating exhibition bringing all the pieces together.

Can the teaching artist I propose be from any arts discipline?
Yes. You may request a teaching artist from any discipline. We will work with you to identify a teaching artist best suited for your project. All teaching artists must be approved by the Community Engagement Lab.

Can an arts teacher be on my team?
Yes. An arts specialist can be a team member with non-arts teachers.

 

CULMINATING EXHIBITIONS

What are the expectations for the culminating events?
Each project will present a public exhibition (event) that demonstrates the students’ learning and creativity. These might include performances, gallery-like exhibitions, theatrical pieces, films, or digital media presentations. Culminating events will be planned at the intensives, with production and marketing support from the Community Engagement Lab.

Who is responsible for organizing and producing our culminating event?
Your teaching artist will lead that process and help your students to take an active role in designing and managing their culminating exhibition. Production support will also be provided by the Community Engagement Lab and CSI programming partners.

SPONSORS

Bay & Paul Foundations

Canaday Family Charitable Trust

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