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ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE

Creating artwork with a SAMA Teaching Artist in your school.

ARTS-IN-EDUCATION

Art presentations brought to your school by SAMA.

Artist-In-Residence

The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program provides students with an opportunity to interact directly with professional artists in a student/mentor relationship with mutual involvement in the creative process. Presentations for core groups are designed to offer in-depth learning about particular artistic disciplines. Additional presentations are designed for the general student population, teachers, arts groups, and the community at large.

Watch how Bedford School District participated in their first residency with SAMA and Teaching Artist, Deb Bunnell. Students learned about pointillism and created a Bison mural, which reflects their school mascot. 

Program Specifics

Artist-in-Residence packages include between a 5-day and 20-day school residency by a professional visual or performing artist, as well as the administration of scheduling, financial management, planning, and evaluation.

 

Participating schools must provide the following:

  • one to three core group(s) of no more than thirty students to work with the resident artist 

  • single location

  • safe storage for art and equipment while on property

  • acknowledgment of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts in all publicity

Artist fees may vary. Please refer to the forms & applications below for detailed Museum fees.

Arts-In-Education (AIE) is a series of integrated, interdisciplinary lessons designed for K-12th grade students. The presentations rely on direct observation of works of art from the Museum’s education collection, which are brought into the schools. AIE provides students with age appropriate lessons that emphasize creation, technique, history, critique, and aesthetics. 

 

Opportunities are provided for students to create and respond to art, learn about the placement of art in culture and history, and make judgments about the quality of art. Lessons may include abstract/non-objective art, decorative arts, landscape, photography, portraiture, sculpture, still life, and more. 

 

Want to know how this will impact schools? Watch how our AIE program affected students and teachers in our Arts-In-Education video. 

Arts-in-Education

Program Specifics

Arts-in-Education packages are booked by the week and include 20 to 25 art appreciation presentations by a museum educator. Additional sessions are available by the day. Virtual options can be offered upon request and depend on artist availability.

Participating schools must provide the following:

  • class schedules for the museum educator

  • single location for presentation

  • assistance in unloading and loading artwork (custodian or student)

  • safe storage for art and equipment while on property

  • acknowledgment of the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art in all publicity

All SAMA education packages include an exhibition tour at the Museum of your choosing at no additional charge.

AIE Standard fee is $775 for 20 to 25 lessons. Additional lessons may also be purchased at $50 per lesson or $200 per block of five lessons.

FORMS

Forms for Artists

Artist Application

Residency Invoice

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Teaching Artist
Evaluation Survey

Forms for Hosts

AIR Budget Form

AIR Request Form

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Administrator Evaluation Survey

AIR Directory

AIR School Project Planning Guide

AIE Request Form

21st Century Skills

Photo Media
Release Form

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Classroom Teacher
Evaluation Survey 

Artists of the 21st Century

Registration Form

Letter of Intent

Guidelines

AIE/AIR/MHP are projects made possible through the AIE Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Art (PCA), a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency. The PCA Arts in Education Partner in this region is SAMA. Click here for more on the PCA and their fourteen Arts-in-Education Partners.

AIR Planning Form

Call for Teaching Artists

Become a part of something special.

Apply to be a teaching artist today to change a child’s life tomorrow!

The Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program provides students with an opportunity to interact directly with professional teaching artists in a student/mentor relationship with mutual involvement in the creative process. Presentations are designed to offer in-depth learning about particular artistic disciplines for students, teachers, arts groups, and the community at large. 

Teaching experience preferred and certification not required. 

Deadline for the 2023-24 school year, August 15, 2023. 

For more information, call (724) 238-6015 or email kmiller@sama-art.org.

Join the Artist-in-Residence (AIR) team today!

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