About AiR

The Programme

Artists in Residence brings high-quality artist residencies to schools across the UK. We are currently working with UK schools, helping them to improve their art curriculum by connecting them with artists to co-design a residency project that meets the needs of individual schools and students. These residencies not only offer the students a chance to develop practical artistic skills but offer an insight into what a career in the arts may look like. Students are not the only ones to benefit from the residencies as they are also a great opportunity for teachers’ professional development and help to raise the profile of the arts within the school.


Our Mission

-To inspire young minds to explore pathways and progressions to a career within the creative and cultural industries.

– To raise the status and value of the creative arts in education.

– To create opportunities for the creative and cultural industries to work with schools.

– To support schools to offer an enriching arts curriculum.


Our Artists

We seek to facilitate partnerships between schools and artists from a variety of professions within the creative sector, which can include, but is not exclusive to:

  • Architecture
  • Fine arts (painting, sculpture etc) and crafts
  • Design (product, graphic and fashion etc)
  • Film, TV, video, radio and photography
  • Literary arts (poetry, spoken word)
  • Music
  • Performing, theatre visual arts and dance

Our Brochure

Download our brochure here