2012-01-05 / Local & State

Professional Artists Invited To Apply

stARTSomething will accept applications for new teaching artists for 2011-12. Professional artists will be eligible to work with classroom teachers as artists in residence to use their art form to help teach core curriculum. stARTSomething, a regional program of PA Council on the Arts and the Cultural Alliance, serves Adams, Franklin, Fulton, and York counties. Applications are available on- line at www.startsomething-aie.org or by calling 717-812-9255. Applications are due February 24, 2012.

A series of information sessions are scheduled to help artists apply successfully. Artists may RSVP to any of the following sessions:

Monday, January 9, 2012: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Chambersburg – Grove Family Library, 101 Ragged Edge Rd. S.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 5:30 to 7 p.m., Mc- Connellsburg – Fulton County Library, Community Room, 227 North First Street.

Snow date: Thursday, January 12, at 5:30 p.m. in Chambersburg

If you cannot attend an informational session, call 717- 812- 9255 to make arrangements.

Theatre artists and musicians are needed as well as any artist who makes strong connections with literacy, mathematics, social studies and/or science. Artists who live in or near Franklin and Fulton counties are particularly encouraged to apply.

Artist residencies are customized experiences that integrate an art form into the teacher’s core curriculum. Teachers or community organizations select and collaborate with qualified artists who spend at least 20 days in their setting conducting residencies.

Partnerships between teachers and professional artists have demonstrable impact on learning. Students of the arts continue to perform better than their non-arts peers on the SATs. Further, the arts inspire school renewal, improve student problem-solving and collaboration skills, and enhance students’ self-esteem.

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