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Re: artist-in-residence

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Buerkle, Jennifer (buerklej.fl.us)
Sun, 14 Feb 1999 06:54:23 -0500


I wrote a grant a few years ago that brought in an AIR for a semester. It
was through our Florida Department of State, and they even had (have?) a
catalog of artists to choose from. Ours was a videographer who came once a
week and actually worked with middle school students. And while it was
valuable, they didn't pay him enough to come back and do the editing on the
product they produced, so there was nothing to share. In the end, I don't
think it was worth the full two weeks of my time it took to write the grant
and the enormous amount of time my lead teacher had to spend on it as the
contact person/manager.

You're going to need a very special person who can work AND interact with
grade school children, but I am sure they are out there! Be careful in
your selection process. What agency are you requesting the funds from?

Jen