Working artists take up “residence” in Lansing classrooms

Feb 1, 2016

In 2013, the Lansing School District made national headlines when it axed its art and music teachers as part of a deficit reduction plan despite significant opposition from the community. Now, the Arts Council of Greater Lansing is hoping to fill the arts gap in Lansing Schools. Current State’s April Van Buren reports on the organization’s new artist-in-residence program.


Every kid is a brilliant artist in their parents’ eyes, and in the eyes of the Arts Council of Greater Lansing. The organization wants to support the budding artists of tomorrow by bringing working artists into Lansing classrooms.

Current State’s April Van Buren sits in on one of the Art Council’s artist in residence classes.