FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 4, 2007

CONTACT: Tom Plante, 908-527-4746
Seb D’Elia, 908-527-4419

 

Learn How to Become an Artist-in-Residence, Oct. 23

SUMMIT, NJ – Did you ever consider working as an artist-in-residence in an educational setting? The New Jersey State Council on the Arts will conduct a workshop for individual artists to learn the eligibility process to be considered for the Council’s teaching roster. The free event is being held Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, located at 68 Elm Street, Summit NJ 07901.

Robin Middleman, Arts Education Coordinator, and professional teaching artists will lead the workshop and provide information on the application process. The workshop is open to professional practicing artists in all disciplines whose work is of high quality and who exhibit the commitment and ability to work effectively as an artist-in-residence in educational settings.

Artists in Education (AIE) artists must reapply every three years to renew their eligibility. AIE artists who have been approved three consecutive times are guaranteed permanent status on the Council’s teaching roster.

The Oct. 23 workshop is presented in partnership by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs in the Department of Economic Development. The workshop is funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

To register or request a brochure and to learn about other programs, services and volunteer opportunities, contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs, 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth NJ 07202; telephone 908-558-2550; email: culturalinfo@ucnj.org. Relay users dial 711.