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2014-2015 Artists in Education Roster List

2014-2015 Artists In Education (AIE) Roster List PDF File

2014-2015 Aboriginal Artists in Schools (AAIS) Roster ListPDF File

 

Please feel free to photocopy and distribute the rosters to your colleagues or other interested individuals.

Educational institutions that wish to work with artists who are not on the roster list, should encourage them to apply to the next deadline.

Click here for more information about the Artists In Education program

Click here for more information about the Aboriginal Artists in Schools

 



 

ARTS EDUCATION
CREATING POSSIBILITY

 

Since its inception, the Ontario Arts Council has supported professional artists to work with students on sequential, hands-on creative arts education projects. We believe these projects help support the important work carried out by classroom teachers, create a valuable experience for professional artists and most importantly help to create a dynamic learning experience for students.

Why Have an Artist in the Classroom?
How it Works
How to Have an Artist in Your Classroom
Cost

Why Have an Artist in the Classroom?  

 

  • The arts education experience can be a catalyst for learning for students struggling with traditional teaching methods.
  • Because arts education embraces the various learning styles of students, it may improve their motivation for learning in other subjects.
  • Students involved in creative projects often demonstrate stronger problem-solving skills, tenacity and the ability to think outside of the box.
  • Having an artist educator in the classroom can be a professional development opportunity for you, revealing the creative process of a professional artist, giving you the possibility of developing new creative skills and sparking ideas for arts-inspired lessons to implement in future.
  • Arts Education exposes students to various arts professions.

How it Works

Interested artists apply to OAC’s Artists in Education (AIE) program with a specific project proposal. The proposals are evaluated by a jury of arts education professionals on the basis of artistic and educational merits.

An anglophone, Aboriginal, and francophone roster is produced listing all selected projects and the respective artists. Teachers or other school officials may contact artists on any of these rosters to invite them into their schools. Projects may involve any educational institution registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12, including private schools and education authorities. First Nations schools, registered with the Ontario Ministry of Education and/or federally-funded, may also participate.

The OAC has subsidized the artist’s fees by over 80%. Provincially-funded and private schools are required to make a contribution of a minimum of $10 per hour. Artists may require additional materials, or may need to charge HST. Schools are required to cover material costs and other like expenses.

This list is by no means comprehensive. It is only the roster of artists who received a grant from the Artists in Education program in the current year. Given the large number of requests OAC receives, and the limited funding available, many artists with excellent credentials and worthwhile projects were not able to be included in this year's roster.

By approving the artists on the roster, OAC is not endorsing or representing any of the artists on the roster as appropriate for all educational settings. Educators wishing to contract any artists should interview and satisfy themselves as to the appropriateness of the particular artists in whom they are interested. It is the role of the educational institution to support artists by supervising the learning environment.  

How to Have an Artist in Your Classroom

Step 1: Review the roster and read the project descriptions provided by the artists. Decide which art form you would like to explore in the classroom and check the roster to see if there is an artist whose project addresses your classroom grade.  

Step 2: Contact the artist by phone or e-mail to determine the suitability of the project and the availability of the artist. There may be an artist who is working in or near your community. However, you are not restricted to an artist in your community. OAC can fund the travel costs for artists who are farther than 25 km away from your schools, and travel and per diem costs for artists who are farther than 75 km away.

Note: Some artists get booked quickly as they are funded to a maximum of 150 hours (typically 6 projects). If you cannot find an available artist on the roster, please contact OAC’s arts education office.  

Cost  

  • The Ontario Arts Council subsidizes over 80 per cent of the cost of having an artist in the classroom.
  • Schools contribute at minimum $10 per hour and pay for the cost of materials and supplies. Some artists charge a higher fee, or may need to charge HST. Please check with the artist before booking.
  • Travel costs for projects occurring between 25 and 74km away from the artist’s residence are provided to artists by the OAC. Travel requests are processed on a first-come first-serve basis until all allocated funds are depleted.
  • Per diem and travel costs for projects occurring 75 km or more away from the artist’s residence are provided to artists by OAC. Travel requests are processed on a first-come first-serve basis until all allocated funds are depleted.