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Artist Residencies

Artist Residencies                          

Innovative Learning:

Arts in Education (AIE) places professional artists from visual, performing, media and literary arts in an educational setting. Teachers/agencies select and collaborate with qualified artists who conduct residency experiences that will integrate arts into the teacher's core curriculum.

The Possibilities for Your School Community:   

Artists work with up to 3 "core groups" (of up to 30 students each) each day of the residency infusing arts learning in the curriculum. 

   PLUS, Artists may also:

  • Offer a presentation, performance, exhibit, etc. for the whole school
  • Conduct workshops for non-core group classes
  • Conduct a professional development workshop for teachers 
  • Participate with students in a culminating activity for the school, parents and the community!

Grant Support:

Funding support, from up to 30%-50% of the artist fee, may be available from ECCOTA through its partnership with the PA Council on the Arts (PCA).  (Please see the table below.) To be considered for grant support, residencies must be a minimum of 10 days (5 days with an ensemble). "Days" do not need to be consecutive.

Residency Rate Schedule:

The following rates are for residencies with an individual artist, only.  (For ensemble rates, contact ECCOTA)  Material expenses and/or accommodations may not be needed, but if applicable, they may be an additional expense. 

NOTE: The box below gives amounts for 10, 15 and 20 days, as an example

The range of the # of days for Maximum PCA Grant Support is:

10-14 Days = up to 30%

15-19 Days = up to 40%

20+ Days = up to 50% 

Length of Residency

PCA grant

Host %

PCA support maximum



Host Support (plus 10% admin fee) 

Total Cost for *Residency

10 day residency

Up to 30%






15 day residency

Up to 40%






20 day residency

Up to 50%






* This table is based on an artist fee of $200 a day. Fees can vary for different artist.

Want to host a residency?

What to do next

Choose an artistic discipline that interests you. Teaching artist can be viewed at AIE Artist Directory

Contact Liz Scacchitti at liz@eccota.com or 814-772-7051

Determine the source for funding your match. PTO, Donations, Fundraising, community grants etc.


ECCOTA receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

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The Elk County Council on the Arts is dedicated to promoting the cultural enrichment of the residents of Elk County by expanding the opportunity for public participation in the arts. The Council’s goal is to enhance the lives of county residents and the various local arts by offering experiences in the arts, providing educational opportunity and advice, and by supporting performers, musicians, artists, artisans and writers.

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