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Artist Residencies

Coronavirus Health & Safety Alert

We want you all to stay healthy, and help us keep our AFA  families, friends, participants, caregivers, teachers, staff, and volunteers as healthy as possible as we face COVID-19 (also know as the Coronavirus). 

NOTE: All In-Person programs ARE SUSPENDED until further notice as of Monday, March 16.

Please keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates.

More information on COVID-19

Led by professional teaching artists-in-residence, Artist Residencies foster creativity, artistic expression and self confidence in children and adults. Participants with and without disabilities engage in hands-on, interactive arts programming led by experienced teaching artists who have experience working with individuals of varying ability levels.

Artist residencies are available in all artistic disciplines, including visual art, movement, music, drama, and creative writing. Participants receive classes in one or more art disciplines taught directly in their familiar environments. These 5 or10-week programs actively engage participants in multi-sensory activities in music, drama, visual art or creative movement.

ARTS for ALL Wisconsin Artist Residences are offered for three specific categories

  • Early Childhood (3-4-year-olds), K-12 in-school (public, private, faith-based, homeschool)
  • K-12 After School (school-based, community centers, faith-based, private programs)
  • Adult (day-centers, group homes, respite centers, hospitals)

Participants of all ages demonstrate the following outcomes:

  • Increased knowledge of artistic discipline and successful application of skills
  • Increased motivation and engagement Increased expression of joy and sense of pride in accomplishments
  • Increased self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Improved interpersonal communication and socialization skills

For more information about Artist Residencies, please contactus at (608) 241-2131.

Support for Artist Residencies also comes from the Department of Public Instruction, American Girl Fund for Children, Steve Stricker American Family Insurance Foundation, Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors Youth Foundation, Green Bay Packers Foundation, Cap Times Fund for Children, Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin, and Altrusa International Inc. of Madison.