PUBLISHED: 5:19 PM on Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Professional artist applications available
Artists in Schools Program
The Artists in Schools Program is looking for professional teaching artists in Visual, Literary, Traditional Native and Performing art forms with a strong desire to share their skills with Alaskan students and teachers.

If this sounds like you, please call (907) 269-6682 or email to see how you can be a part of the State Arts Council's Artists in Schools residency program. Application forms are also available online at: under Arts Education.

This year applications will be accepted from visual and literary artists including painting, sculpture, printmaking, media arts, poetry, playwriting, fiction and non-fiction writers, as well as Alaska Native arts such as bead working, basketry, quilting and kayak and sled building.

Performing artists include actors, puppeteers, singers, dancers, mimes, circus artists, as well as Alaska Native drummers, dancers and storytellers. Applications are due by November 1, 2006.

The Artists in Schools Program provides an opportunity for artists to work in a variety of art forms.

Through AIS, artists are able to share their skills in a variety of situations ranging from large urban schools to very small bush schools from two to sixteen weeks.

Artists are paid a fee, given a supplies budget and travel expenses. Food and housing are also provided. All funding support is through the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and sponsoring schools, with additional support from the Rasmuson Foundation.

For more information about the State Arts Council's Artists in Schools Program or for an application, send an e-mail to