The 2023 - 2024 AIE Grant Application Is Live!

Photo Caption: Two students at Farmingdale School check out a vintage camera during a photography workshop. Students worked with artist Erik James Montgomery to document their lives in their community during their 2021-2022 AIE residency. 

AIE 2023 - 2024 Guidelines and Application

The application for the 2023 - 2024 Artists in Education Residency Program is now available.

  • Early Bird Deadline: February 3, 2023
  • Application Deadline: March 3, 2023

An Artists in Education (AIE) grant places professional teaching artists in your classroom for a long-term (20-day minimum) residency. Residencies are customized for any grade level or arts discipline (performing, visual, literary). AIE grants provide professional development for your administration and staff, a culminating event to engage the school and its community, and a reflection day for students to reflect on their achievements.

The Artist in Education Residency Grant Program is a great opportunity for schools to:

  • Access programming in value of $11,000+ 
  • Impact curriculum
  • Expand the arts experiences of students and teachers
  • Provide effective professional development in the arts
  • Create long-term impact on your school and community through the arts
  • Incorporate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into your curriculum 
Need Help Applying for your AIE Grant?

Get Assistance with your Grant Application!

Find about three free opportunities below.

Virtual Grant Assistance Workshops

All applicants, particularly those new to AIE, are encouraged to attend a virtual AIE Grant Assistance Workshop. The workshops include an introduction and overview of the AIE Program, activities designed to help schools plan for and prepare an application, and a Q&A. You will hear from past participating schools, AIE teaching artists, and AIE staff. Attendees receive documentation for professional development hours as recommended by the New Jersey Department of Education.

  • November 10, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
  • December 1, 2022 | 4:00 - 5:30 PM
  • January 21, 2023 | 10:00 - 11:30 AM
Virtual Office Hours

Have a quick question for AIE staff or want to gain more clarity on the application process? Pop in for a virtual office hour.

  • December 6, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
  • January 10, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM
  • February 1, 2023 | 12:00 - 1:30 PM
  • February 28, 2023 | 3:00 - 4:30 PM 

Early Bird Deadline and Additional Questions

Schools that wish to receive feedback on their application should submit a strong, completed first draft of their application via the online portal. All applications will be reviewed by AIE staff and recommendations will be sent via email. The school will then have the opportunity to update the application prior to the March 3rd deadline.


If you have additional questions, you can contact the AIE Manager – Michael Roberson Reid at or 609.243.9000 ext. 219


The Artists in Education Grant Program (AIE) is a co-sponsored project Young Audiences Arts for Learning New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania and the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts. It is carried out in partnership with regional partners, including Appel Farm Arts & Music Center, Count Basie Center for the Arts, and Morris Arts.

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