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Alice in Wonderland cast from Oak Heights Elementary (Sweet Home, OR). AIE artist: Jean Bonifas.
What is the AIE Program?
     Arts-in-Education, or AIE, is a cooperative program between artists, schools, and regional art centers. Students experience hands-on learning through residencies in visual art, music, dance, drama, and literature. Carefully selected professional artists come into the schools to share their craft and inspire students to learn new skills. The regional arts center serves as the bridge agency for establishing and coordinating each residency. AIE is funded through a partnership between the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Arts Commission, the Corvallis Arts Center/Linn-Benton Arts Council, and local community sponsors. Program costs, guidelines, and more detailed information about each artist is available by calling the AIE Coordinator, Mary Van Denend.
Serving Linn and Benton Counties
     The Arts-in-Education residency program links professional artists with students of all ages, from school children to senior citizens. Though the residencies take place most frequently in schools excellent sites also include churches, At-Risk youth facilities, and Senior Centers. Most residencies last two weeks and are designed to complement the State education standards for arts curriculum by providing hands-on experience with professional artists.
Pottery students from Lincoln Elementary (Corvallis, OR) with Terry Inokuma, AIE artist.
Arts-In-Education Directory (AIE)
     An artists directory listing the artists and services AIE provides is sent out to public schools in Linn and Benton counties each Fall. The roster is updated every two years; applications are available at the Corvallis Arts Center. Professional artists who enjoy teaching are encouraged to apply.
Services and Information
     Many services are offered through the AIE program. AIE is not only a residency program; it can also book assemblies, performances, resource artists, and regional folk arts and artists. Through the AIE statewide network, arts education information is available, including programs offered by the NW Film Center and the Oregon Folklife Program, which is a part of the Oregon Historical Society.
Arts-In-Education Residency Placement
     Schools or groups interested in having an Arts-In-Education residency may choose an artist who best fits their needs from a roster of local and regional artists. Each site is responsible for choosing an on-site coordinator who works closely with the AIE coordinator to determine residency requirements once contracts have been signed. The site coordinator and the artist then meet to discuss details.
A Jefferson Elementary School student stands by her artwork. AIE Artist: Paul Bennett.
Applying for AIE Residency
       To learn more about art residencies or other AIE programs call Mary Van Denend, AIE Coordinator, at the Corvallis Arts Center, (541) 754-1551, maryv@artcentric.org.
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