I was listening to the radio one day during my first year living in Georgia at the Neely Farm. The Georgia Council for the Arts was solicting applications for an artist-in-education program. You actually were paid to make art!
It became a major part of what I was doing for years. I was awarded grants three times, each time for an elementary school. Residencies lasted a semester, half the school year. You were expected to live in the community, set up a studio to demonstrate and pursue your own work, and teach classes to kids, teachers and the community. This program included writers, musicians, actors and crafts people. It was a great program and included the Art Bus at the time, bringing exposure to the arts to small towns around Georgia.
I taught drawing and painting at Callanwolde Art Center, Emory University "Evening at Emory", and the North Arts Center, all in the Atlanta area.