Teacher Residency Program

Are you a K-12 teacher interested in the arts and technology?


urbanSTEW’s residency program intends to provide resources and opportunities for teachers that want to explore new technologies in the arts.  With urbanSTEW’s experience as artists using technology we intend to help you with your project each step of the way from education, collaboration and implementation.  We want you to extend yourself beyond your capabilities so you can pass down these new skills to your students.

Program Description:

This program is for K-12 teachers wishing to explore, or produce new projects in art and technology.  Participants are encouraged, but not limited, to focus on the following areas:

  • Incorporate new technologies through art-making or arts-based experiences in curriculum. All disciplines are welcome. This could include:
    1. Visualizations with interactivity and sound.
    2. Games or game-like learning experiences.
    3. Virtual Reality
    4. In-class projects associate with a lesson plan using age appropriate technologies (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Makey Makey, and other integrated circuits or electronics).
  • New artworks that utilize the most current technologies based on your practice.
  • Public art installations or performances that utilize the most current technologies to be shared within your learning community.

There may be multiple collaborators included on a project, but one person must be the project leader.  Finalists for the residency will be required to meet with the urbanSTEW board of directors.


The program will fund projects up to $4000 depending on your application materials.  This does not mean your budget cannot exceed $4000, there can be other sources of funding including in-kind support.

Each project will include several free and public workshops conducted by urbanSTEW based on the skills and technologies you wish to learn or explore.

How to apply:

Send the following items to robert{at}urbanstew[dot]org by January 15th, 2017:

  1. A one page project description that includes what you intend to accomplish in your own words. Include any skills you intend to learn through the process and any additional people working with you.
  2. A project budget.
  3. Project timeline.
  4. A CV (project leader only) that includes a list of professional references.


  • Applications due January 15th, 2017
  • Finalists selected March 1st, 2017
  • Final budget due June 1st, 2017
  • Residency begins July 1st, 2017


  • You must be a full or part-time K-12 teacher in the Phoenix, AZ area
  • This includes all public, private, and charter schools as well as education based non-profits.


For questions or comments please contact

Robert (email): robert urbanstew org (so we can avoid robots please fill in the at and dot in your email.)