Residencies (artist in residence experiences)
The Residency experience to inspire your students…
Tap the universal language of music to boost learning!
- Puffin Residency “One Sheet” Facts
- Puffin Artist-in-Residence FAQ
- 75% grant funding available from Alberta Foundation for the Arts Artists and Education program
- Letter of Recommendation from the Principal of Parkview School (pdf)
- Sampling of Feedback from recent Puffin Residencies (pdf)
The educational experience of a lifetime! Puffin Productions has been designing and delivering, innovative, tailor-made artist-in-residence programs for over ten years. A limited number of bookings are available each year.
Renowned Facilitator! Peter Lenton, B.Ed., is a former classroom teacher, Outdoor / Experiential Educator, curriculum specialist, and current multiple award-winning professional development workshop / musical keynote presenter… who offers outstanding, inspiring residency experiences for the whole school community! Schools see Peter as a master resource person… before, during and after the residency celebration.
Grant funding of up to $15,000! Available from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts, through their
Artists and Education program.
Peter is an expert at helping schools submit proposals that cover 50 – 75% of costs. This is an extraordinary opportunity! We have a 100% success rate with collaborative funding proposals. Please contact us asap ahead of the April 1st deadline.
Students are thrilled to interact with an Internationally touring artist! Under the guidance of a JUNO Award winning musician, and multiple ATA Award winning educator… one option is to have students write, record and perform their own songs! In a 5 day(flexible) Artist-in-Residence, Peter will work with each class to guide them in the process of taking their own curriculum-tied ideas, and putting them to music.
The creative process of recording and producing a school CD and Songbook, and then exploring how this could even be taken to market, represents a real life learning example of 21st Century Education. And it is just another of many options available. Let us know your vision! Each week-long residency is custom-made to celebrate current, community and school-wide themes.
October – March
- School and artist collaborate on grant proposal.
- Artist and school pencil in residency dates for next school year.
- Schools are welcome to contact us anytime if not applying for grant.
- deadline for funding proposal submission to AFA.
June - Sept
- historically when grant results released.
Oct – May
- Pre-residency activities / efficient teacher input.
Residency “week” – usually 3-6 days
- Day #1 – opening Welcome Assembly Concert
- Day #1 to last day (AM) – up-close workshops with artist
- Last day(PM) – Sharing Celebration Concert!
- binder of reinforcement activities
- ongoing programming over school year or longer stays at one time
- using arts to teach environmental science
- tapping music (for the yet to be musically trained) to teach all curriculum areas
- curriculum tied outdoor and experiential Education
- integrated program planning with teachers to lessen prep/teaching load
- using Multiple Intelligences theory to reach more students
- boosting self esteem
- community related curriculum
- bring the community in and getting the kids out into the community
- schoolyard and offsite environmental education opportunities
- helping students create their own performances for assembly presentations
- hands-on, activity based mini-workshops for teachers that offer ready-to-use, time tested activities for immediate use in the classroom
- lesson plans to teach new curricula as they are finalised
- Other approaches and components as requested by staff