Outreach & Enrichment - A&WiR

Artist & Writer in Residence

An arts and writing outreach program for K-12 classrooms focused on 21st-century skills and social and emotional learning through experiential workshops. 

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Artist & Writer in Residence

Artist & Writer in Residence (A&WiR) is the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s free outreach program for K-12 classrooms in the Greater Cincinnati region. Students in the A&WiR program are challenged to creatively problem solve, collaborate with their peers, and invest in their social and emotional learning through the arts.

Through sustained engagement with local and regional Middle and High Schools, our Teaching Artist & Writers staff enhances in-school studies in art, writing, foreign language, and social studies classes. Each educator that joins the A&WiR program is provided the materials, curricular support, and partnership to create a transformational experience with a partnering Teaching Artist & Writer from the AAC.

In the 2023-2024 program, we reached 2,195 students throughout the Greater Cincinnati region and visited 60 classrooms. Take a closer look at the impact our artists and writers in residence made:

Learn more about A&WiR and the registration process and view our current workshop offerings:

Questions? Email: engagement@artacademy.edu

Artist & Writer in Residence is made possible free for all teachers and students with the generous support of our sponsors!

Hamilton County Youth Resiliency Grant

Louis and Louise Nippert Charitable Foundation
P&G Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Charles H. Dater Foundation
The H. B., E. W. & F. R. Luther Charitable Foundation
The Louise Taft Semple Foundation


Nellie Leaman Taft Charitable Foundation
William P. Anderson Foundation Inc.
Chemed Foundation
August A. Rendigs, Jr. and Helen Rendigs Foundation
Charles Scott Riley III Foundation
J. Frederick & Helen B. Vogel Trust
The Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation

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Due To Inclement Weather

Classes are cancelled

January 25th, 2023

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