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Call for Teaching Artists

April 30, 2018

Arts Are Elementary

Since 1980 Arts Are Elementary has partnered with local schools to provide every public K-5 classroom in Brunswick with professional artist residencies. Each residency is developed carefully with the teachers to match interests and art form with lesson plans and overarching curricula. They work in many forms of  media – including movement and performance. Whenever possible, they bring the work forward to share with the community at large!

CALL FOR TEACHING ARTISTS

Arts Are Elementary is calling teaching artists to submit ideas that coincide with the curriculum topics/subject matter at each grade level. The call lists each grade, subject matter, media, timeframe, and stipend. You are welcome to submit for as many as you like.

Submissions are due by June 1, 2018, 11:59 p.m. and should be sent to Heather Martin, Executive Director at director@artsareelementary.org. If you have any questions contact Heather by email or call 460.1587.

Submissions should be no longer than 2 pages in total, additional images may be supplied. Artists are encouraged to visit the Arts Are Elementary website. Check the“For Artists” at the drop down menu for full details and submission suggestions. See the district curriculum links below for more information.

GRADES AND TOPICS

Kindergarten

Subject Matter: individually or combined

Media:

  • Paint
  • Movement/Dance
  • Illustrator
  • Timeframe: ideally, 1 session 3 x year
    • October
    • January
    • April/May
  • Stipend: up to $3,000

Grade 1

Subject Matter: individually or combined

  • Movement
  • Story

Media:

  • Movement/Dance
  • Theatre
  • Storytelling
  • Song
  • Timeframe: open
  • Stipend: up to $3,000

Grade 2

Subject Matter: individually or combined

Media:

  • Paint
  • Movement/Dance
  • Timeframe:
    • January
    • March
  • Stipend: up to $3,000

Grade 3

Subject Matter: individually or combined

Media: Artist’s Choice

  • Timeframe:
    • January (space)
    • May (pond life)
    • April (Brunswick history)
  • Stipend: up to $3,000

Grade 4

Subject Matter:

Media: Artist’s Choice

  • Timeframe: Open
  • Stipend: up to $3,000

Grade 5

Subject Matter:

Media:

  • Illustrator/Scientific illustrator
  • Paint
  • Song
  • Sculpture
  • Poetry

● Timeframe:

  • January
  • March
  • May

● Stipend: up to $3,000

Wild Card

Surprise us with your great idea. Be sure to include what grade and how it ties into that grade’s curriculum.

● Stipend: up to $3,000

Arts Are Elementary is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, funded through donations.

4 comments

  1. I look forward to putting in an application for songwriting with 3rd grades about pond life. How many 3rd grade classes are there? I want to approach different subjects and need to know how many lesson subjects to gather. Possibilities: Frog Eggs, tadpoles, metamorphosis, fish eggs, minnows, newts, dragonflies, pond zones, snails, turtles, invasive species…


  2. Thanks for your comment Martin. You should contact Heather Martin, Executive Director at director@artsareelementary.org with questions about the call for teaching artists in the program. Thanks, Argy


  3. I’ve already proposed songwriting about pond life for 3rd grades. In the past I have helped students create mnemonic songs about Digestive System, Bones of the Body, Parts of the Eyeball which I’ll be happy to share. Might 5th grades be interested in creating more songs about the body? Guaranteed to pass the tests!!

    I’m assuming you are still looking for proposals?


  4. I put in an application to dance the body systems with the 5th graders even though the teachers didn’t know they might want dance



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