Connecting Professional Artists with Schools
The Artist Residency Program provides opportunities for Fairfax County artists to share their expertise through unique arts education programming that supplements the school curriculum. The artists engage students in cross-curricular learning by connecting their artistic processes in a fine arts discipline with social studies, language arts, mathematics, or sciences to enhance students’ skills in creativity, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration.
There are several ways to engage with the ARTSFAIRFAX Artist Residency Program:
- View the list of residencies and artists and bring an ARTSFAIRFAX Artist Residency to Your School.
- Think Like an Artist: Creativity in the Classroom: Join ARTSFAIRFAX teachers, arts educators, and community members on Saturday, September 14th for an inspiring Arts Education Panel featuring speakers Dr. Kimberly Sheridan, Julie Carmean, and moderated by Tara Taylor. For more information please click here.
- Teaching Artist Professional Development Seminar: This 4-day seminar prepares professional artists to design an artist residency. The seminar will be Thursday, September 12th, Friday, September 13th, Saturday, September 14th, and Monday, September 16th. For more information please click here.
- For more information on the ARTSFAIRFAX Artist Residency Program, download the Handbook.