Call to Artists

  • February 22, 2022

Arts Are Elementary is pleased to announce our 2022 Call to Artists requesting proposals for professional artist residencies for Brunswick's public elementary schools during the 2022-2023 academic year.

The Call lists each grade, subject matter, media, timeframe, and stipend. 

Submissions are due by April 1, 2022, 11:59 pm and should be sent to Jenn Burns Gray, Executive Director at

Questions may be directed to Jenn at that same email or 207-798-2900.

Submissions should be no longer than 2 pages in total, additional images may be supplied.  See the district curriculum links embedded for more information.

Note: Several of our grades have requested that this year’s artist return so we have removed those grades from this year’s Call.


There are 2 elementary schools in Brunswick:

  • Kate Furbish Elementary School:

  • 6 classes of pre-kindergarten - approx. 16 children in each class (2 classes meet 5 days/week and 4 meet twice a week) (see note below)

  • 7 classes of 1st grade - approx. 17 children in each class

  • 7 classes of 2nd grade - approx. 21 children in each class

  • 4 classes of mixed 1st and 2nd (multi-age) grade - approx. 21 children in each class

  • Note: The multi age classes alternate using a 1st grade or a 2nd grade curriculum. The 2022-2023 school year will be a 2nd grade curriculum year for them.


  • Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School:

  • 9 classes of 4th grade - approx. 21 children in each class

General residencies information

  • The residencies are usually 2-4 sessions for each class, with each session being 45 minutes - 1 hour long.

  • Note regarding pre-k: We are looking for one session for each class, each being 30 minutes long, to occur in the spring.

  • An artist is often able to fit 3 or less often, 4 sessions into a day with a short break in between each session.

  • The classroom teacher will be present for all the sessions

  • Residencies will not start before 9 am and the last one will finish by 3 pm at the latest.

  • There will be a break in the middle of the day when the children are at lunch and recess, so often there will be 2 sessions in the morning, followed by a break of an hour or more and then one or possibly 2 sessions in the afternoon.

Grade Specifics


  • Pre-K for ME Subject Matter:

    • Family

    • Friends

    • Water and Wind

    • World of Color

    • Shadows and Reflections

    • Things that Grow! 

    • Link to curriculum

    • Note:: This is pretty flexible so proposal does not need to specifically tie to curriculum

  • Media:

    • Visual

    • Movement/Dance

    • Music

    • Artist’s Choice

  • Stipend: up to $1,000

1st Grade/Multi-age

2nd Grade

4th Grade

  • Media: Artist’s Choice

  • Stipend: up to $3,000


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Jenn Burns Gray

44 McKeen St.
Brunswick  ME  04011