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* Artists working in schools last year included opera singers, Indian dancers, web designers, sculptors, photographers and poets

* In 2003 the government set up the Creative Partnerships network, to help schools develop long-term arts projects

* Some residencies can last a year or even longer

* Each region has its own Arts Council office, to help put schools in touch with artists

* It costs around pound;9,000 to buy in a dance company for a week, but rates for a single artist start at pound;175 a day

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