In-School Residencies

The Griot’s Eye Artist in Residence program is specifically designed for urban schools to provides students with hands-on learning opportunities in media literacy, media production, and career exploration with a focus on closing the ‘digital divide.  The program challenges youth to effectively utilize digital technology to address critical issues within their school, family, and community.  Students also explore their prospective careers and gain relevant media skills related to their projected profession.  Projects can be designed to supplement English, Mathematics, Science, History, Social Studies, etc. classes, or for enrichment and extra curricular programming.

Host organizations must be able to provide the following:

  • A dedicated staff person to act as a liaison with the Griot’s Eye for coordinating purposes
  • A suitable classroom for the Griot’s Eye workshops with ample electrical outlets and space for instruction and equipment.
  • Assist Griot’s Eye in recruiting and selecting participants (20 maximum).
  • Assist in the planning and promotion of screening of completed media projects

The Griot’s Eye Program will provide:

  • All necessary equipment (cameras, mics, tripods, & laptop computers)
  • Media Production instruction
  • Release forms for media clearance purposes
  • In-school and out of school opportunities to showcase student work
  • Involve students in Griot’s Eye Youth Film & Culture Festival

To bring the Griot’s Eye program to your school:

  • Schedule a meeting to discuss program logistics
  • Interested students complete ‘application’ for participation
  • Griot’s Eye staff and school 

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