Arts and Trauma Residency

USING THE ARTS TO ADDRESS TRAUMA:
2018 Teaching Artist Residencies for Schools

 

DESCRIPTION
Creative Sonoma is offering free teaching artist residencies to Sonoma County K-12 schools who have students, teachers or administrative staff affected by the fires, either directly or indirectly. The arts have many benefits in a learning environment and ameliorating the effects of trauma is key among them. Creative Sonoma hosted an intensive training session this winter for 2 dozen teaching artists to help them enhance their skills in providing arts residencies for students impacted by trauma.

Residencies with these teaching artists are available between April 15 and September 30, 2018. For the purpose of this program, residencies are defined as 8 hours: 6 hours of student contact time and 2 hours of prep for the teaching artist. A brief outline of the central responsibilities for schools is listed below.

School Responsibilities include:

  • Provide students for the residency – the same corps of students throughout each individual residency
  • Work with the teaching artist to plan the residency content – including letting the teaching artist know core skills to be addressed, if any
  • Be flexible with the artist in planning the residency to achieve the best possible result for the students
  • Provide all agreed upon venue related gear, i.e., classroom, a/v, tables, etc.
  • Be present on-site through the duration of the residency
  • Complete a post-event evaluation

 
ELIGIBILITY
All Sonoma County, California K-12 schools are eligible to receive this free residency.

 
HOW TO APPLY
The online application opens on Monday, April 23, 2018 on Creative Sonoma’s Submittable site. Click on the Submit button to create an account and begin your application. The Host Site Application Help Tool, in the list of application materials below, contains all the application questions and instructions. 

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Residencies will be filled on a first come, first served basis: please apply at your earliest convenience.

 
APPLICATION MATERIALS
 Host Site Application Help Tool
 Residency Menu
 Teaching Artist Directory

RESIDENCY PLANNING MATERIALS

 Host Site Residency Checklist
 Teaching Artist Residency Checklist

 
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Kristen Madsen, Kristen.Madsen@sonoma-county.org, or Debbie Yarrow, Debbie.Yarrow@sonoma-county.org, for more information.

Funding for this program is provided by donors to the Creative Sonoma Recovery Fund.