Residencies in Schools

We believe that arts in schools transform teaching and learning, and have a life-long, positive impact on students, teachers, and communities. We offer both in-school and after-school residency programs through two primary methods: arts-integration and art for art’s sake.

For more information and to schedule a residency for your classroom, please contact Curtis Williams at

Arts-Integration Residencies

Arts Integration is an approach to teaching in which students construct and demonstrate understanding through an art form. Students engage in a creative process that connects an art form and another subject area and meets evolving objectives in both.

Arts Integration Residencies:

Benefits of Arts-Integrated Residencies:

Our largest school partner in arts integrated residency programming is the Creativity CoLaboratory Charter School (C3), located on the Appel Farm Campus! Learn more about C3 and our involvement.

Traditional Visual, Performing & Media Arts Residencies

Traditional Visual, Performing, and Media Arts Residencies allow students to explore a specific artistic discipline in a safe, noncompetitive environment. Traditional Residencies are offered in the following disciplines: 

Traditional Residencies can be offered during school, after school, or at community organizations.

Residency Funding Opportunities

Appel Farm is proud to be the southern regional partner for the Artists In Education (AIE) Residency Grant Program, a co-sponsored program of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts that places highly qualified, practicing, professional artists in long-term residencies in schools. We also bring year-long artist residencies schools as part of the 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program. Additionally, all of our in-school and after-school residencies qualify for ESSER Funds.