In School Residencies

In-school residencies expand student creativity in the classroom through arts-integrated learning as part of the regular school day.

Less intensive than our CSI model, in-school residencies expand student creativity in the classroom through arts-integrated learning as part of the regular school day.

What does a residency look like?

  • Teaching artists work in partnership with a classroom teacher during school hours to develop and deliver a creative project that can integrate into a subject area or stand alone
  • Projects are designed to develop students’ creative capacities including imagination, critical thinking, and persistence.
  • Classroom teachers are encouraged to collaborate with our teaching artists, thus strengthening the learning environment and expanding their capacity to engage students creatively
  • Residencies are a minimum of eight hours, and can happen over the span of a week, month or quarter depending on the needs of the site and project

Arts Corps’ teaching artists work in a wide variety of art forms. Residencies can be in Visual Arts, Music, Movement, Theatre, Poetry, and more. Here are some examples of past projects:

Poetry/Spoken Word

Grades: any
Subject pairing: Language Arts

Students learn and practice the art of writing using poetic elements and phrases discovering their deepest truths through personal artistic expression.


Grades: any
Subject pairing: Social Studies, Language Arts

The goal of all good acting is to tell a great story. Students learn to access characters from within and set the stage with improvisation, theater and writing exercises that explore the personal stories of the students and the world around them. Students will create skits and monologues with a goal of creating an ensemble performance or bringing to life subject areas and books they are already exploring.


Grades: middle/high school
Subject pairing: Physical Education

Students learn the history, foundation and fundamentals of break dancing while developing self-confidence and creative expression. They work collaboratively and individually, sharing their talents and creating choreography for performances.


Arts Corps classes are always free to youth. Schools and organizations partnering with Arts Corps pay to deliver these classes. For more information on rates, please contact the Director of Arts Integration.

If you are interested in partnering with Arts Corps, please fill out the partnership inquiry form, or contact our program partnerships staff.