Arts council seeks artists to work in schools

Posted: Wednesday, September 10, 2003

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for the State Arts Council's Artists in Schools residency program.

It is looking for performing artists, including actors, puppeteers, singers, dancers, mimes, musicians and circus artists, as well as Alaska Native drummers, dancers and storytellers. Applications are due by Nov. 1.

The Artists is Schools program provides an opportunity for artists to work in many different art forms. Through AIS, artists share their skills in a variety of schools, both in a large and small setting.

Artists will help students as well as provide teacher training and demonstrate their professional skills to community members.

Artist are paid a fee, given a supplies budget and travel expenses.

All funding support is through the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, or for an application, call (907) 269-6682; e-mail; or write to Artists in Schools, P.O. Box 113413, Anchorage, AK 99511.

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