An Artist in Residency program positions artists outside of their everyday life allowing them to create work inspired by their temporary surroundings. I believe it also benefits the host institution, community at large, and individuals who come alongside the artist. We at the ELBS have seen the extraordinary outcomes of hosting an artist and are thrilled to welcome back Jude!
We have 2 goals: 1) collaborate with the teachers and students in each classroom to create a multimedia publication (digital book, movie, animation) that reinforces or expands on concepts in the classroom. And 2) train teachers and administrators to use the new technologies in their classrooms to create these publications.
It’s a win/win not just for the BNI community and the artist but for parents, teachers, and community organizations.
Greater still, there is more to come! We are creating a webinar and conference presentation to share what we’ve learned and our plans for the future. My hope is that participants will: See one. Do one. Teach one.
Artist Residencies are made possible through the Arts in Education Partnership of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.