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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 3, 2008

CONTACT: Sebastian D’Elia, 908-527-4419
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Union County Hosts Arts-In-Education Workshop, Nov. 19

 

RAHWAY, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders and the County’s Office of
Cultural and Heritage Affairs, together with the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA), will present a free technical assistance workshop on how to apply for the Arts-In-Education (AIE) Teaching Roster. The workshop will take place Wednesday evening, Nov. 19, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. at the Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway 07065.

“This is an excellent opportunity for individual artists and arts organizations to learn about becoming an approved NJSCA teaching artist to work as an artist-in-residence in educational settings,” said Freeholder Chairman Angel G. Estrada.

Detailed information will be presented regarding the eligibility and application process for professional artists of all disciplines. The AIE Roster provides long term (minimum 20-day) residencies in New Jersey schools.

The NJSCA welcomes artists and professional arts organizations in all disciplines to attend the workshop. This program is conducted in partnership with the AIE Consortium: Arts Horizons and Young Audiences of New Jersey. In addition, the New Jersey Writers Project provides short term (5, 8 and 12-day) creative writing residencies to New Jersey schools.

The Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs is presenting the workshop, which is funded in part by a grant from the NJSCA, Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.

There is no charge for the workshop but registration is recommended. To register or to learn about other programs, services and volunteer opportunities through the Office, please contact the Union County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs at 633 Pearl Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07202. Telephone (908) 558-2550. NJ Relay users dial 711. E-mail: culturalinfo@ucnj.org. Assistive services are available on request two weeks in advance.