In-School Residencies

Bringing High-Quality Arts Education to Students

Through Long-Term Residencies


Now offered virtually!

A4LSD brings high-quality arts education to students in San Diego County through our long-term Residency Program.  Residencies are created in collaboration with our school partners and are aligned with California State Learning Standards in the arts and other content areas. These weekly lessons bring consistency and depth to the learning process in visual art, dance, music, theatre and literary arts. 


We connect professional Teaching Artists with Classroom Teachers for 6 to 32 weeks in the context of a classroom or after-school program. Artists actively engage students in dynamic arts programs by cultivating their imagination, critical thinking, and other invaluable 21st Century Skills. We invite students to grow, discover unexpected talents, find their artistic voice, cultivate persistence, and shine artistically in front of their class, school, family, and community.  Classroom teachers also benefit by having the opportunity to observe the teaching artist ‘in action’; teachers learn the art form as well as teaching strategies to leverage the art and to deepen learning.     


For more information, please select the following: 


Residency Art Forms:



Literary Arts


Visual Art 

Planning and Requirements

Residency Pricing

Arts for Learning San Diego 

1286 University Avenue, #267  |  San Diego, CA 92103
Tel: 619.282.7599

Arts for Learning San Diego is a nonprofit organization classified under the IRS code 501(c)(3) 

Federal Tax ID: 95-2464304