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Schools should identify an organizing committee and an In-School Coordinator who will serve as the schools point person. Schools contribute a participation fee amounting to half of the program’s cost. Schools also either provide materials or a materials fee up to $250. Schools must provide classroom, teacher and volunteer resources, as well as publicity an AIS report.

AIS Checklist for Schools

Artist-in-Schools programs are available in theater, acting, filmmaking, ceramics, writing, painting, storytelling, percussion, dance, jewelry, masks, printmaking, puppetry and more. Bunnell provides a roster of local Teaching Artist that gives information about AIS units and artist instructors. Schools may consider non-local artists from the ASCA‘s statewide roster if a school can provide the additional lodging, meals and travel costs.

Bunnell AIS Roster

AIS programs are awarded between September 1 and May 1 on a first come, first serve basis as long as funds are available. It is important to make your school’s request early. Previous participation is not a guarantee that an AIS program will be available. To apply to Bunnell’s AIS program, submit the online application.

School Application

Once your school has applied though Bunnell’s online application form, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is created between your school / KPBSD, the Teaching Artist, and Bunnell Street Arts Center. MOA template can be found here:


After the AIS unit, a Final Report is due with attachments as listed.

AIS Final Report


Contact Bunnell’s AIS Coordinator Asia Freeman at 907-235-2662 with questions.

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