At the Illinois Arts Council's annual Artists in Residence Showcase, there's a living, breathing buffet of art.
Every year, hundreds of artists pull out all the stops as they vie for residencies in schools across the state. Mixing art
and education, these artists perform before crowds of teachers and school officials, hoping to land a one to six-month stint.
Through these residencies, educators expand children's artistic knowledge while also helping kids learn the more traditional
subjects or reading, writing and 'rithmetic in novel ways.
Come along as we see the talent that state artists have to offer and learn how you can
take part in the Arts Council residency program
Watch David Stocker play with his band
One Drum on
Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage in 2004.
Chris Vallillo, host of
Arts Across Illinois: CenterStage in 2006.