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Lesson Plans


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Fri, 19 Feb 1999 06:12:05 EST

I truly appreciate the effort of the artist-in-residence program but my
understanding is that it is really intended to provide expertise beyond our
means and for those school systems where there aren't art educators in the
schools. Just worked in a district where the fine arts director's viewpoint
was that was why we were hired. We are the artist-in-residence...the art
educator. If we wanted to write a grant proposal (no matching fund grants),
spend bond money (if stipulated for such), or get the PTA...principal to pay
for it ...go for it. But the fine arts program did not support artist-in-
residence unless they brought something to the system beyond the knowledge and
skills of its arts staff. I know there are situations where artist-in-
residence expertise has greatly enriched programs(esp. music, dance and
theatre programs)...and I, by first hand experience, know when I have done the
work and they have taken the glory and pay. Since textile arts (weaving etc.)
are one of weak points I was preparing to seek such expertise to produce large
group weavings for the school as permanent art display...but most of the time
I arrange my programs/special studies in coordination with museum exhibits and
local artists. guilds.

  • Maybe reply: Buerkle, Jennifer: "Re: artist-in-residence"