PUBLISHED: 5:22 PM on Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Applications available for artists in schools
Grant applications are available for the Alaska State Council on the Arts' Artists in Schools Program (AIS). AIS will be funding a second round of applications for school residencies in the upcoming school year (2008-2009). Matching fees paid by schools remain reduced, and the Artists in Schools Program has increased the fee amount paid to individual artists. The AIS program is made possible through partnership between the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support through the Rasmuson Foundation.

The Artists in Schools Program makes opportunities possible for students and teachers to work with professional artists through a full-time residency in their school for a minimum of two weeks. Any school in Alaska is eligible to apply.

Applications and guidelines for Artists in Schools are available online at Deadline for applications is November 1, 2008. For more information about the State Arts Council's Artists in Schools Program, call Program Director Susan Olson at (907) 269-6682, email, or call toll free 1-888-278-7424.