Artist Residency Workshop - NWRAC


10:00—11:30  Introduction to Artist Residencies: an overview for artists, educators and administrators.

In this session you will learn the basics of artist residency in schools.  You will learn about a specific program called COMPAS, and how COMPAS works with schools to teach creativity in ways that meet classroom objectives while helping develop whole, problem-solving, creative minds.

You will also learn about an artist in residency program in our region called Engaging Arts Learning that is being developed through the Northwest Regional Arts Council, and how that program may benefit individual artists and schools in our area.

11:30—12:15  Lunch provided.  Networking and Q & A.

12:30-2:00  Break-out Sessions

            Session #1:  “Is Residency Work for You?”  This session is intended for artists from all branches of the arts (visual, performance, literary)who wish to explore the possibility of becoming a resident artist within the educational system.   It will cover the steps to becoming qualified to be an artist in residence, and the opportunities following.

            Session #2:  Hosting a Resident  Artist in Your School      This session is intended for teachers and administrators who have an interest in hosting an artist in the schools, including areas of focus, timelines, how to incorporate what’s taught into your  existing curriculum and State standards, as well as many other aspects of the process.  

2:15-3:15  Writing a Resident Artist Grant        In this session,  you will learn the basics of writing an NWRAC grant to host a resident artist.   You will learn how to best formulate your plan to write a solid proposal in a competitive process.  Presented by Mara Hanel of the Northwest Regional Arts Council

Presenters:  Mara Hanel --Northwest Regional Arts Council; Elwyn Ruud and Julie Strand-- COMPAS.

Contact Jane Anderson, Training and Networking Specialist Northwest Minnesota Regional Arts Council



Registration deadline August 22, 2017

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Jane Anderson
Phone: 218-681-3810 or 218-686-6151


Northwest Service Cooperative
114 First Street West
Thief River Falls, MN 56701The zipcode must be numeric with at least five numbers.