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Scholastic Art & Writing Awards - Alliance for Young Artists & Writers

 

Educator Residencies

Educators with their own art or writing practice are invited to apply for summer residency and retreat opportunities.

Painting Residency for Educators

Educators of students who receive a regional award in any art or writing category are invited to apply to the GOLDEN Educators Residency, a two-week summer artists’ residency in a sylvan setting in upstate New York. Sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, Golden Artists Colors, and the Sam & Adele Golden Foundation, this residency offers educator-artists the opportunity to unplug, experiment with unique materials and technologies, and focus on developing their own artistic practice. Applications open in March, following the announcement of regional award winners.

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Writers Retreat for Educators

Educator–writers of students who receive a regional award in any writing or art category are invited to apply to the Writers Retreat for Educators, in collaboration with the Kenyon Review. Four selected educator-writers will join other participants for an online, seven-day summer workshop series to hone their writing and teaching practices. Made possible by the Dr. Ernest B. Fleishman Educators’ Fund, each selected educator will also be provided with a $200 stipend. Applications open in February, following the announcement of regional award winners.

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About the Dr. Ernest B. Fleishman Educators’ Fund

The Dr. Ernest B. Fleishman Educators’ Fund allows the Alliance to provide recognition, professional-development opportunities, and classroom materials to educators whose students excel in the Awards, especially those from under-resourced communities. The fund was formed in recognition of Dr. Ernest B. Fleishman, a champion of educators, long-time member of the Alliance Board of Directors, and former senior executive at Scholastic Inc.