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In-school residencies expand student creativity in the classroom through arts-integrated learning as part of the regular school day.

What does a residency look like?

Teaching artists work in partnership with a classroom teacher during school hours to develop and deliver a creative project that can integrate into a subject area or stand alone. Download GRP Outreach Flyer

  • Projects are designed to develop students’ creative capacities including imagination, critical thinking, and perseverance.

  • Classroom teachers are encouraged to collaborate with our teaching artists, strengthening the learning environment and expanding their capacity to engage students creatively.

  • Residencies are a minimum of eight hours, and can happen over the span of a week, month or quarter depending on the needs of the site and project.

    GRP’s teaching artists work in a wide variety of art forms. Residencies can be in Visual Arts, Music, Movement, Theatre, Poetry, and more. Here are some examples of prospective residencies:


    Grades: any
    Subject pairing: Social Studies, Language Arts

    The goal of all good acting is to tell a great story. Students learn to access characters from within, and set the stage with improvisation, theater and writing exercises that explore the personal stories of the students and the world around them. Students will create skits and monologues with a goal of creating an ensemble performance or bringing to life subject areas and books they are already exploring.

Team-building Through Story Telling

Grades: Grades 3 and up
Subject pairing: Social Emotional, Language Arts The goal of this subject is to get students to think about teamwork in a different way. What makes a good team? What makes participants feel valued? Students create stories, have wild adventures, and set the stage for success. They learn the art of brainstorming, “yes-and”, cooperative play, through story improvisation, writing exercises, and group organization. Students will write, rehearse, and create their own original “And Then” performances. What does it mean to be a part of an ensemble? What does it mean to be a part of a team? What can we learn from each other.

Art & Design

Grades: Grades 3 and up
Subject pairing: Art, Environmental Consciousness , Language Arts, History Using resources wisely. Reducing. Reusing. Recycling. These are all themes that future adults need to embrace to keep our earth clean. In this theater costume design class, participants learn to look at found items in a different way. How can we use these materials to solve a design challenge. Following design processes, student’s will work together to create inventive costumes based on literature of their choice. Teaching artists work closely with teachers to choose literature options that tie in with classroom curriculum.

Performance Grades: any Subject pairing: Social Emotional, Language Arts Build a performance based on material covered in class or from licensed publishers. Learning theater basics and building further to create a meaningful performances, help children gain confidence. Options to use student-generated choreography, music, and poetry offer participants a meaningful way to express themselves amongst their peers.


GRP’s residencies are always free to youth. Schools and organizations partnering with GRP pay to deliver these classes. For more information on rates, please contact

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