How to Become an AIS Artist

FAA suggests reading the 2014-2015 FACE Handbook to become familiar with the AIS program to see if it is a right fit for you. In order to become an eligible artist for the Artist-in-Schools program, the following criteria must be met:

  • Artist must complete a Teaching Artist Academy. These sessions are currently offered once a year. Please know that all sessions in an Academy must be attended in order to receive certification.
  • Artist must submit all application materials.
  • Artist must schedule interview with the FAA education coordinator.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 Teaching Artist Training Academy!

Please check back for 2016 dates or sign up below to receive information about upcoming Teaching Artist Training Academies


What is the Teaching Artists Training Academy?

* Professional development for area artists to qualify for Alaska State Teaching Artist status. This will be a lively and informative series of hands-on presentations by expert teachers and administrators who will share knowledge, skills and techniques. A certificate will be awarded on completion of the course to equip you to work effectively in Fairbanks classrooms and beyond. *Advice on how to negotiate contracts, market yourself as a teaching artist and how to join the Alaska State Teaching Artist Roster (AK STAR) of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. *Dialogue and community building among local artists and educators about teaching in and through the arts. Topics to be discussed will include: Application process, importance of residencies, Alaska State standards, FNSBSD Arts, developmental levels, differentiated learning, classroom management strategies, collaboration for successful residencies, and the business of being a teaching artist.

  Lunch provided at both sessions   Registration Info: Contact: or 456-6485 x 222 Cost: $50. Checks made out to Fairbanks Arts Association, Cash or Credit Cards are accepted. *Participants must attend entirety of the Teaching Artist Academy  to receive completion certificate & become eligible for participation in the AIS program.

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Would you like to receive information about upcoming teaching artist academies? You could be an Artist in the Schools beginning the 2015-16 academic year!

 Questions? Please email

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