Arts in Education Artist Roster Application Guidelines
NOTICE FOR FY2014: The State Arts Council will not be accepting new applications for the Arts in Education Roster, Arts in Health Care Directory, or the Traditional Arts & Folklife Listing. During this time, the State Arts Council will be engaged in developing a new strategic plan and revisiting guidelines, application procedures, and jurying processes for artist rosters and directories.
The guidelines below are from FY2013 and are here for reference only.
For questions, please contact:
Coordinator: Catherine O'Brian
Teaching artists work as both artists and educators. They are important resources for students, teachers and schools in New Hampshire. They can bring unique real world knowledge and perspectives into the classroom and can play a crucial role in the process of arts learning and developing creative thinking. Experienced and successful teaching artists know how to be effective partners in education. Teaching artists can be included in:
- Short and long-term school and after-school residencies where discipline-specific learning in the arts can occur in dance, theatre, media, visual art, music, poetry, etc.
- Arts experiences, including in-school performances, as well as field trips to studios, galleries, museums and performances.
- The achievement of arts education standards with curriculum-based arts instruction in pre K - grade 12.
- Arts integration throughout curriculum as a way of engaging all students with a variety of learning styles in the learning process.
- Professional development in the arts for teachers, administrators and parents.
- Higher education and professional development for artists.
- Lifelong learning in the arts through community arts events, classes and workshops.
The Council invites applications from professional artists in all disciplines who are experienced in their field/s and can make a strong personal commitment to working in an educational setting with students, educators, administrators and parents to apply to the Arts in Education (AIE) Roster. Interested artists should contact the Arts in Education (AIE) Coordinator Catherine O’Brian to discuss their application prior to submitting it.
Who May Apply
Any professional artist who:
- is a legal resident of New Hampshire *
* Note: Non-resident artists who have demonstrated their commitment to performing/creating and teaching in New Hampshire may be accepted onto the Arts in Education Artist Roster if a particular arts discipline or culture is not fully represented on the AIE Roster.
Applying for inclusion on the AIE Roster is a two-step process. Each artist's application is first reviewed for artistic excellence and completeness. If the applicant successfully completes this stage of the review he/she will be notified and invited to participate in an interview conducted by an AIE review panel composed of experienced residency artists, site coordinators, art educators and the State Arts Council's Arts Education Coordinator. After a complete review of application materials, artistic work samples and the interview, the panel’s recommendations for inclusion on the AIE Roster are submitted to the State Arts Councilors for final approval.
- Artistic excellence (based on artistic work samples and resume)
- Experience and/or ability to work in educational settings (based on application, demonstration class, interview, and letters of recommendation)
- Quality of residency design and evaluation plan
- Provide a lesson plan for an education-based residency including arts concepts, sequence of activities, skills, and culminating event
- Have an understanding of arts evaluation and assessment strategies
- Are knowledgeable about the NH Curriculum Frameworks for the Arts (available through the NH Department of Education*).
* Note: For more information on the NH State Curriculum Frameworks you may contact Marcia McCaffrey, Arts Consultant, Department of Accountability, NH State Department of Education, Londergan Hall, Pleasant Street, Concord, NH 03301, 603-271-3183, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to Apply
Applicants are encouraged to contact the coordinator whose name appears above prior to applying to confirm eligibility and discuss their application.
1. Complete the Application Form: MSWord / PDF
2. Answer Narrative Questions: MSWord / PDF
3. Complete the Disclosure Form: MSWord / PDF
4. Download Recommendation Forms: MSWord / PDF
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5. Submit a current resume, that includes education, publications, exhibitions, plus related artistic and education information. (limit 3 pages)
6. Prepare support materials and a self-created Support Material Identification Sheet. Support materials should demonstrate the quality of your recent work, no more than five years since completion. Do not submit original copies.
Important Information About Support Materials
Support materials showing examples of the artist's work are a very important part of the artist's application. The quality of the work, as experienced in the materials submitted, is a primary factor in determining artistic rankings. Each artist should prepare materials according to the requirement specified for each discipline. All works should be recent (done within the last five years). Reproductions of all work samples should be of the highest quality possible.
See Preparation of Work Samples for instructions on preparing work samples/support materials.
7. Include a stamped, self-addressed envelope or other mailing parcel if you want your materials returned. Be sure to keep a copy for your own records.
How to Submit Your Application
1. Submit original and 5 copies of each of the following in this order:
- Completed application form
- Resume (2-3 pages)
- Narrative Questions
- Include Recommendation Forms in sealed envelopes from three individuals who have observed and are familiar with your work as a teaching artist
- Related articles (2-3) about your work and other promotional materials
2. Attach to the original signed copy:
- Up to three letters of recommendation
- Completed Disclosure Form
- Support materials of your work with self-created support material sheet
- Label this packet "ORIGINAL"
3. The 6 individual packets and support materials must be postmarked or hand delivered to the NH State Council on the Arts office at 19 Pillsbury Street, 1st Floor, Concord, by 4:30 p.m. on the deadline date noted above. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The office is closed all state and most federal holidays. Late applications will not be accepted. The Council cannot accept applications transmitted by facsimile (FAX) or email. It is not responsible for applications lost in transit.
Important Note: The Council cannot be responsible for duplicating, separating or collating application materials.
Application Deadline/AIE Roster Artist Calendar
This calendar is subject to change
- March 2, 2012 Deadline (postmark) for AIE Artist Roster Applications.
- March-April 2012 Review of applications.
- May 2012 Artists are notified and invited to participate in Step 2, Interview Process.
- May-June 2012 Artists’ Interviews
- July-August 2012 Notification made to artist on roster membership status.
- September 2012 Orientation for new AIE artists and two apprentice observation days are scheduled.
- October 2012 Arts in Education Partnership Conference-artists have opportunity to promote themselves and begin planning residencies with school coordinators.
- November-December 2012 Grants Information Workshops
- Spring/Fall, 2013 Artist Residency in School and other grant deadlines for FY2014.
Roster Listing Terms
Artists selected to be included on the AIE Artist Roster must:
- Document their program activities in the arts through student work samples and final reports, and respond to update requests once a year.
- Provide annual updates of roster information - if an artist allows his/her roster listing to become out of date he/she could be removed.
- Receive positive evaluations from presenting organizations and schools for projects the Arts Council has funded. If evaluations are continually marginal or unsatisfactory, roster artists will be contacted and interviewed. The Council reserves the right to evaluate artists at any time during their tenure, or if complaints are received from sponsors about their performance or service.
Note: If Roster membership is suspended, artists must re-apply to be reinstated.
February 5, 2013