Arts in Education Opportunities

Arts Scholarship for Bergen County Students Sponsored by Skyline Theatre - For the 8th year in a row, Skyline Theatre Company is offering a $1000 cash scholarship to support Bergen County H.S. seniors who will be furthering their education by majoring in theatre, TV, film, or communications. The Harry K. Berkheiser Jr. Scholarship, named for the late NJ educator and founding Skyline Theatre Company member, is awarded annually to a Bergen County H.S. senior who has a true passion for and demonstrated commitment to one of these art forms. The deadline for applications is March 15, 2016. The scholarship will be awarded during STC’s annual Broadway in Bergen fund raising gala at the Fair Lawn Community Center. Send application to Scholarship Committee, Skyline Theatre Company, 12-45 River Road #121, Fairlawn, NJ 07410. Contact phone: 973-204-9581. Website

The NJ Artists-in-Education Consortium, in conjunction with the Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs, annually presents a workshop on applying for Artists-in-Education (AIE) Residencies grants. Both applicant schools and teaching artist candidates are invited to this free technical assistance workshop in the County Administration Building in Hackensack.

Consortium combines representatives from applicant schools with candidates who are highly qualified teaching artists interested in being placed on the State Teaching Artist Roster to present the AIE Residency Program.

Any public, charter, private or parochial school serving grades Pre-K through 12th grade is eligible to apply; the workshop teaches schools how an AIE residency can help meet their needs and address Core Curriculum Content Standards. An AIE Residency School Administrator and a Teaching Artist will be on hand to share expertise and ideas. Schools will be able to start writing a grant or get help with the grant writing process. NJDOE Professional Development hours will be issued for attending.

In addition, the NJ State Council on the Arts continually seeks highly qualified artists to lead AIE residencies in public schools throughout the state. Artists wishing to learn more about the AIE Artist Roster application process are encouraged to attend this workshop, which presents an overview of the program, guidance on navigating the guidelines and application, and expertise and ideas from AIE Artists.

To be placed on a mailing list for an upcoming AIE Workshop or for more information, contact the Division via email or call 201-336-7292.