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									LOCAL ARTISTS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS ~ TEACHING ARTIST TRAINING
APPLICATION AND GUIDELINES
June 28-30, 2010 at UNC-Asheville, Zageir Hall 101 & Laurel Forum
This training is brought to you through collaboration among the Asheville City Schools
Foundation, UNC Asheville CRAFT Studies program and LEAF in Schools & Streets. It is aimed
towards training craft, visual and performing artists in our local community to work in Asheville
City schools.

The Asheville City Schools Foundation awards teacher grants and fellowships to teachers in the
Asheville City Schools to ensure that our public schools remain fresh exciting places that match
the excellence in our community. This program will train local artists to work side-by-side with
classroom teachers. Artists who successfully complete the training will be listed in a directory
for ACS teachers. Teachers will be able to apply for grants from the Asheville City Schools
Foundation that will cover the cost of bringing these artists to the classrooms of Asheville City
Schools in the 2010-2011 school year. LEAF In Schools and Streets and the UNC Asheville CRAFT
Studies Program will contribute vast expertise, and on-going support to teaching artists and the
ACS Foundation. The collaborative partners of this project are committed to raising sufficient
funds to bring the trained craft, visual and performing artists to classrooms for 50 days of
residency next year.

Need: Asheville is home to many excellent artists, but few are trained to align their work with
learning in our classrooms. Often when teachers in the Asheville City Schools seek artists-in-
residence, they are forced to look outside our community to contract teaching artists. These
programs can be costly, and the cost of housing and travel add to the total project cost in a way
that often make residencies prohibitive.

Purpose: Local Artists in Local Schools ~ Teaching Artist Training purpose is to tap into our local
creative community to train local artists as teaching artists and develop a fund that will provide
50 days of artist residencies in the Asheville City Schools in the 2010-2011 school year. Local
artists will be trained to align their work with the standard course of study, identify ideal age
groups and areas of the curriculum in which to integrate their work, and provide an overview of
their plan for a directory that will be published for the Asheville City Schools teachers and staff.

Benefits to participating artists:
   • Familiarity with what it takes to be in a classroom, including the North Carolina Standard
       Course of Study.
   •   A certificate of completion from Asheville City Schools.
   •   Inclusion in a directory for teachers in Asheville City Schools.
   •   Aligning your art form with the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.
   •   Development of a working residency lesson plan.
   •   Discovering the age group that fits best with your style and methodology.
   •   Identifying strategies for engaging students in your work.
   •   Learning about the demographic of students in Asheville City Schools.
   •   Potential funding and implementation of your residency in Asheville City Schools.
   •   Marketing and self-promotion of your work.
   •   Opportunity to connect with other artists and teachers.

How to Apply: Email (preferred – subject line for emails: LALS-your name) by 5pm on Fri. June
18, 2010 or hand delivered by the same date. Apply to the contacts below by your artistic
category: PERFORMING ARTIST or CRAFT/VISUAL ARTIST.* Applications can be accessed via the
Asheville City Schools Foundation’s website.

*Incomplete packets will not be considered.

PERFORMING ARTISTS                                 CRAFT/VISUAL ARTISTS
Loraine Martin                                     Brent Skidmore
c/o Local Artists in Local Schools                 c/o Local Artists in Local Schools
Teaching Artist Training                           Teaching Artist Training
LEAF                                               UNC-Asheville
377 Lake Eden Road                                 CRAFT Studies, 118 Carmichael Hall
Black Mountain, NC 28711                           One University Heights, CPO #1625
Email: loraine@theLEAF.org                         Asheville, NC 28804
                                                   Email: bskidmor@unca.edu

Application materials should include:

   o Basic Information/Cover Page (included in this application)
   o Resume please list any grants you have personally applied for or been awarded.
     Include any previous teaching artist training, educational experience, certifications, etc.
   o Artist Statement (1-2 single-spaced paragraphs) This is a brief overview of your personal
     work.
   o Personal statement on education (1-2 single-spaced paragraphs) This includes why you
     want to be involved in the Local Artists in Local Schools Teaching Artist Training,
     approach to education and working with youth and teachers in the schools.
   o 5-10 images of your work on or a link to your personal website. (can be emailed; include
     SASE if you send on CD-ROM & would like it returned to you)
   o Brief video clip of a recent performance or an on-line video clip if available. (can be
     emailed; include SASE if you send on DVD & would like it returned to you)
   o Two professional references: include name, email and phone number.



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   o Two letters of recommendation (optional) from people who know your professional
     work.

Criteria for Artist Selection
    o Organization of packet/materials.
    o Professional quality of work/artistry.
    o Desire to integrate work in K-12.
    o References.
    o Diversity of applicants to ensure a rich learning experience from both established and
        beginner artists.
    o Overall media selection to insure variety of programming

Selected Local Artists in Local Schools Teaching Artist Training Artists will be notified by June
22nd via e-mail and phone call.
Other Details: Lunch will be provided June 28th & 29th.




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LOCAL ARTISTS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS ~ TEACHING ARTIST TRAINING
Basic Information/Cover Page
(Include on the top of your application)

Name: ______________________________________________________________

Address:_____________________________________________________________

         _____________________________________________________________

E-mail:____________________________________________________________________

Home Phone: ___________________________________Cell:________________________

Website:___________________________________________________________________


Please describe your art form:_____________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

Please list any teaching experience:________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________


       Please check if you have included a SASE to have your CD-ROM and/or DVD returned to
       you.

       Please check if you are interested in being on our e-newsletter mailings/listservs with
       Asheville City Schools Foundation, UNC Asheville CRAFT Studies program and LEAF in
       Schools & Streets.




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~TENTATIVE~ LOCAL ARTISTS IN LOCAL SCHOOLS TEACHING ARTIST TRAINING AGENDA
TRAINING FACULTY & SUPPORT STAFF:
Robbie Lipe, Art Teacher, Asheville City Schools – Vance & Hall Fletcher Elementary
Graham Hackett, Catalyst POETIX, Spoken Word Poet & Teaching Artist
Moira Bradford, Language Arts Teacher, Asheville Middle School
Peter Parpan, Art Teacher, Asheville High School
Lisa Klakulak, Textile Artist & Teaching Artist
Lisa Zahiya, Studio Zahiya, Dancer & Teaching Artist
Mark Sidelnick, Art Education & K-12 Specialist at UNC-Asheville

June 28, 2010
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Day 1: INFORMATION
        A.M.
       -   Intro
       -   Tour of the NC Standard Course of Study (including subject goals, threads, “essential
           question”)
       -   Methods of Arts Integration: Correlation, Fusion, Interconnection

       P.M.
       - Sample lesson
       - Break out groups (by grade level, discipline) – lesson development around a theme
       - Showcase group work

June 29, 2010
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Day 2: APPLICATION
        A.M.
        - Intro
        - Showcase group work (cont’d)

       P.M.
       - Connecting with Schools (Teacher advocates, Intermediary agencies)
          o NC Arts Council Application preview
          o Goals, Evaluation, Adjustments
          o “The reality” – teaching to the tests
       - Teacher panel/ Q&A; consultative sessions

June 30, 2010
9.00 a.m.-12.00 p.m.
Day 3: APPLICATION & CLOSING
A.M.
        - Individual and group work to develop lessons/units.
        - Closing.




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