Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are Green Street’s artist residency programs limited to serving clients in Middletown and the greater Middletown area? No.  Depending on each artist’s willingness to travel (and sometimes their own individual town of residence), we have sent our teaching artists to run residency programs throughout the state including central CT, the shoreline, Waterbury, and Manchester.

2. Are artist residencies limited to the particular art forms and topics listed on our website or brochures?

No.  We may be able to modify an existing artist residency to suit your group’s needs.  Contact us and we may be able to work with a teaching artist to develop a residency that more closely fits with your organization’s plan.

3. How much would a supply fee be for a visual art residency?  The overall supply fee is based on the per person cost for materials which is dependent on the specific media and visual art form requested.  For example, the materials fee for a children’s collage workshops might be a only few a few dollars per child as compared to the materials fee for an adult oil pastel workshop due to the use of specialized art materials.

4. Do artist residencies always involve hands-on activities?  No. Many of our artist residencies involve participatory activities, but we can also provide teaching artists who are able to perform, demonstrate, or lecture without a participatory component.  

5.  Do Wesleyan students teach these artist residencies?  No.  All of the teaching artists who teach in our residencies are professionals.

6. How soon can I book an artist residency?  It often takes several weeks to arrange a residency.  It’s best to request your residency a couple of months in advance.  This is the best means to ensuring that one of our highly sought after teaching artists will be able to reserve space in their calendars for your organization’s programming.

7. When artist residencies are provided to child-centered organizations are other teachers or adults able to attend?   This is up to the discretion of the teaching artist and may also be influenced by the availability of space for the total number of participants.  In most cases, parents of pre-school children would especially be encouraged to assist.

8. Are there any artist residencies that are appropriate for special needs clients or communities?  Absolutely.  We have a number of highly talented teaching artists who are experienced at providing appropriate fun, educational activities for special needs populations.  Creative Movement, Drumming, Hula Hoop Fitness, Singing, and even Hip Hop are a few of the artist residency topics that we have successfully offered to special needs clients.

9. Are there any artist residencies that are appropriate for seniors?  Many of our residencies can be modified to suit a wide range of ages. Yoga, Drumming, and Singing are a few favorites for seniors.  One of our most preferred residencies that is specifically geared to adults and seniors of all abilities is our Tai Chi for Better Balance that is led by a certified instructor.  It is as suitable for those in their fifties who seek to maintain their current sense of balance, as well as, for the elderly whose physical abilities may have declined—including those who currently walk assisted by canes or walkers.