A residency is a series of three or more days with an artist, allowing for high level, in-depth work. Residency content is often customized based on curriculum needs and each residency includes a planning meeting with the artist. Residencies can span weeks, months or an entire school year to meet your budget and curriculum needs.
If you have an idea for an area of your curriculum, you would like to enhance through work with an artist, call our office 716-881-0917. We can help you to design a residency that will engage your students with a professional artist, and bring learning to life. A few examples of what we have done in the past and have available today follow:
- Support your youngest learners developing literacy skills with Phonics Program: Alphabet Awareness
- Explore New York State history with Journeys & Journals: Traveling on the Erie Canal or The Underground Railroad in Western New York
- Tie health and fitness to dance with Keep It Moving!
- Connect visual art, music, yoga, and dance with A Rhythm Runs Through It
- Explore West African rhythms, songs, and languages with Afro-Caribbean Music and Dance Residency
- Develop a residency around Salsa dance and culture with Salsa for Life: Character Education & Development
- Immerse your school in an exploration of the culture of hip hop with Differential Flava Crew
- Create a strong vision statement and explore Eastern culture through Sacred Art of Mandalas
- Explore memories through poetry and learn how to present your words in Stories Through the Microphone
- Explore concepts such as ethnicity, diversity, and immigration in Localizing Culture: Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes
- Prepare your students for work in the 21st Century work place with artists such as Alex Fernandez, Sherry Robbins, Annette Daniels Taylor, and Jen Russo
Search our Database
For a complete listing of most of our predesigned residencies you may perform a search of our programs, with the word “residency” in the search field. Refine your search by curriculum area or grade level. We will walk you through a search over the phone. Try it yourself on our Search Our Catalog page.