AIR - artist in residence
AIR is an artist in residence program developed by arts@work in partnership with the Australia Council for the Arts.
Key dates for AIR 2014
Applications open: 1 July 2013
Applications close: 16 August 2013
Notification: November 2013
To register your interest for future AIR programs, please contact arts@work's Professional Development Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for the AIR - artists in residence program are currently closed. The toolkit for the next funding round will be available in 2013.
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About this program
In May 2008, the Australian Government announced that $5.2 million over four years would be made available for artists to work in partnership with teachers in bringing the benefits of creative practice to Australian students in schools and universities.
The AIR program objectives are to provide pathways for artists to connect their practice to young people and for artists to inspire, re-connect or introduce teachers to new ideas and approaches. It offers students, staff and the school community, exposure to professional artists and their work and the chance to learn specialised skills through both watching and working with the artists.
Successful artists undertake a program of professional development that supports their residency, including a schools induction, supervision and support from appointed school staff, access to other artists working in similar settings and an artistic mentorship to support their development in tandem with their residency program.
See AIR frequently asked questions for more information.