*** CALL FOR PROPOSALS ***
POWER YOUTH ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE
The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery (TPP) seeks proposals from working artists, experienced with community engagement, for creative and meaningful projects inspired by contemporary art for youth in priority neighbourhoods.
TPP’s Power Youth program delivers contemporary art programming for youth ages 12 to17 at four off-site locations in Toronto.
We are currently seeking to fill four positions for this year’s Power Youth Artists-in-Residence. The successful candidates will deliver 14-week programs for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Weston-Mount Dennis, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lawrence Heights, Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs or Toronto Public Library. First round of interviews will be conducted with TPP staff followed by a second round of interviews with youth participants.
Reporting to, and with guidance from the Power Youth Coordinator, Artists-in-Residence will:
• Design a curriculum for the term, approximately 14-weeks based on their artistic practice. Subjects may include, but are not limited to: spoken word, dance, music, theatre, drawing, painting, mixed media, or photography/new media.
• Facilitate one weekly session at an offsite location, providing group leadership, individualized mentorship and instruction in uses of materials and techniques,
• Work primarily independently to deliver programs with weekly support from the Power Youth Teaching Assistant, and biweekly support from the Power Youth Coordinator.
• Maintain weekly communication with the Power Youth Coordinator to report progress and material needs.
• Assist youth in planning and executing a project to be displayed at the Power Youth Spring Exhibition (AIRs are expected to attend the exhibition reception) Optional: attend a curatorial tour of TPP’s current exhibitions at the beginning of the season and/or attend a tour for the youth during the program term (will take place in lieu of a regular program session).
• Please note: This AIR opportunity does not provide personal studio space.
• For more information:
* Website: http://thepowerplant.org/ProgramsEvents/Programs/Power-Youth.aspx
* Instagram: @poweryouthto *Twitter: @poweryouthto
The ideal candidates will have/ be:
• Working artists with a strong body of work and a minimum of two years professional experience beyond formal schooling.
• Experience or interest in community engaged arts practices.
• A minimum of two years professional experience as a teaching artist in classrooms and/or afterschool programs for youth.
• A clear verbal and written communicator.
• Excellent problem solving with the ability to use independent judgment
• Ability to resolve conflicts among youth and work collaboratively with youth participants and staff (TPP &TPL/ BGC).
• The ability to receive feedback and implement changes to the program plan.
• Knowledge or experience in contemporary art and/or arts education.
Successful candidates will receive a total fee of $4,500 for the entirety of the term
All applicants must submit the following in ONE MS Word or PDF file by Friday, 20 July 2018 at 5pm.
1. Letter of interest in working for Power Youth, stating how you heard of the opportunity
2. Résumé or CV
3. Artist biography (100 word maximum) and headshot (to be used only for program communications, if selected)
4. A sample proposal (1 page maximum) rooted in your personal artistic practice.
5. 10 images of your work and/or past workshops or provide a link to audio and/or video projects
Please submit all application materials in ONE MS Word or PDF file by email with subject “Power Youth AIR Fall 2018” To: firstname.lastname@example.org
Harbourfront Centre is committed to building a diverse workforce and strongly encourages qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. Suitable accommodations will be available upon request during the hiring process.