E3: Artist in Residency Program

Bringing the performing arts to your school with music, dance, and theater performances and workshops.

Young students around a table with a computer learning about arts and technology

E3 programs at Bethel Woods bring visiting performance artists into your school, home, or learning pod.

It is our goal to inspire, education and empower Sullivan County students (K-12) and educators. We have adapted this program to meet the needs of our learners.  Therefore, all programs will be live and virtual for the 2020-2021 school year.


  • In-school partnerships include a school-wide assembly and classroom-based workshops for select classes. Schools are asked to contribute an honorarium to support the cost of this program.
  • Final schedule based on visiting E3 performance group lesson plans.


  • Bring your class for a free educational field trip to the Event Gallery at Bethel Woods for an hour-long school day performance by the E3 ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE.
  • Transportation assistance available.


  • Free community performances AND WORSKHOPS provide an opportunity for everyone to join in the fun!

Artists-In-Residence share their work and provide a glimpse into the E3 experience to bring inspiration and a feeling of empowerment through this exciting, fun, and interactive opportunity where the youth are encouraged to invite their friends and family. This performance includes an integration of work done with schools throughout this program. For more information about our E3 program please contact education@bethelwoodscenter.org.

Upcoming Residencies Include

Camille A Brown and Dancers

October 4-8, 2021  | Grades 9-12

During their week-long residency, teaching artists from Camille A. Brown and Dancers' celebrated community engagement platform EVERY BODY MOVE connected virtually with local students during school and after school workshops. EVERY BODY MOVE (EBM) works to inspire and incite ambitious collective action fueled by the art of social dance. Built on the belief that social dance works as a powerful tool for social change, EBM works to cultivate the creative capacity of its participants through innovative workshops, artistic encounters, educational experiences, public actions, and celebrations for people of diverse abilities, identities, and ages. Check out what more they have to offer on their website.

123 Andrés

November 17-20, 2021 | Grades 1-4

Andrés and Christina are the Latin Grammy-winning music duo 123 Andrés, and their songs and concerts get the whole family singing and learning, in Spanish and English. Learn more here

Soul Inscribed

Spring 2022 (TBA) | Grades 5-8 New York-based, six-piece band Soul Inscribed brews up a mix of hip hop poetics and soulful vocals, propelled by a sonic blend of jazz, funk, and dub instrumentals. Soul Inscribed members are all veteran arts educators and have brought their music to young audiences across the world. Their educational programming uses the allure of hip-hop related art forms to get kids writing, expressing, moving, and thinking. Their educational performances share their music and bring participants up to perform as the band’s producer, as guest beatboxers, to program beats on drum machines, and provide topics for freestyle and improvisation.

Past Residencies Include

The Story Pirates

The Story Pirates believe that every child has a story to tell. They aim to motivate kids to write more and to express themselves, and to excite teachers and parents about the creative potential of their children. The mission of Story Pirates Changemakers is to celebrate the words and ideas of young people and to create confident, literate students equipped with a variety of tools for written, verbal, and artistic self-expression.

Sissieretta Jones

For two days in September 2021, we had the honor to host the residency workshop for the company Sissieretta Jones. Iconic soprano, the late Jessye Norman (1945-2019), along with producer Adina Williams and lyric coloratura soprano Harolyn Blackwell brought their collective gifts together after years of deep friendship, research, and conversation to form Woke Up Famous LLC in 2019, inspired by the singular vision to shine a light on an artist and woman of color whose voice in history and herstory cannot be silenced, Sissieretta Jones! Jessye Norman’s Portrait of a Legend: Sissieretta Jones illuminates the remarkable life and accomplishments of Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones (1868-1933), the “Black Patti,” the superstar, yet unsung, singer of the American concert and theatrical stage at the beginning of the twentieth century.


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