School-Based Artist Residencies

School-Based Artist Residencies foster creativity, artistic expression and achievement. Students and educators engage in hands-on, interactive arts programming led by professional teaching artists who have experience working with individuals of varying ability levels. Artist residencies are available in all artistic disciplines, including visual art, movement, music, drama, and creative writing.

VSA participant works on paper arts sculpture project Collected Thoughts - Collaborative Murals finished mural VSA participants perform in creative drama residency

Students demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge of artistic discipline and successful application of skills
  • Increased motivation and engagement in arts activities and other core learning areas
  • Improved self-esteem and self confidence
  • Improved interpersonal communication and socialization skills

Schools interested in applying for an Artist Residency must complete an application form. Applications are reviewed on an annual basis. If an application is approved and a financial commitment is made, VSA Wisconsin development staff will then work to secure the remaining funds from corporations and foundations.

School-Based Artist Residency Overview (Word)

Artist Residency Application Form (Word) or (PDF)

For more information, contact VSA Wisconsin.