Two Opportunities for Teaching Artists

Senior Services – Art program #1
Teaching Artist Opportunity – Flag Making at Providence Senior Centers

The Mayor’s Center for City Services offers a new opportunity for local teaching artists to create large flags in collaboration with Providence seniors.

One selected teaching artist will work across six senior centers to create a full size flag to represent each center. The culminating six flags will be presented at PVDFest, Mayor’s Day, and other special events in celebration of our Providence seniors.

Locations

Lillian Feinstein Senior Center, 1085 Chalkstone Ave
St. Martin DePorres, 160 Cranston St
Elmwood Community Center, 85 Atlantic Ave
Davinci Community Center, 470 Charles St
Federal Hill House, 9 Courtland St
Higher Ground Intl., 250 Prairie Ave

Scope of Work

  • Work with seniors to create a flag that uniquely represents the Senior Center they attend.
  • The contracted teaching artist will co-design and co-fabricate with the seniors for approximately 20hours at each center.
  • Develop project schedule in cooperation with center administration and the Mayor’s Center for City Services (MCCS). Workshops at the centers must occur between March 1 – April 30.
  • Identify and purchase materials (excluding poles and stands)
  • Maintain project budget
  • Fabricate flags, 3’x5’ each, on cotton or polyester
  • Fire proof flags

Eligibility + Qualifications

  • Artist must be 18 years old or older to apply.
  • This call is open to Rhode Island based artists. Those with a Providence home or studio address will be preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with an older population and arts education\

Budget

  • $3000 will include Artist fee and supplies

Project Schedule:

  • January 31 2019: deadline to submit qualifications
  • February 7 2019 : Art Selection Panel reviews qualifications
  • March 15 – May 31: Contract period
  • June 1 2019: Final Product submitted to MCCS

Art Selection Process:

Applications will be reviewed by City staff from the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Mayors Center for City Services.

To apply:

Interested teaching artists shall submit the following documents to grodriguez@providenceri.gov no later than January 31 2019:

  • Artist Statement which introduces your artistic vision, media, and format for this project and outlines your teaching approach
  • CV or Resume
  • 1-3 examples of previous work, particularly showcasing work with an older population and/or arts education

ACT Public Art Registration Form - Senior Services – Art program #1

Senior Services – Art program #1
  • Introduce your artistic vision, media, and format for this project and outlines your teaching approach
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, gif, png, jpg, docx.

Senior Services – Art program #2
Teaching Artist Opportunity – Arts and Crafts at Providence Senior Centers

The Mayor’s Center for City Services offers a new opportunity for local teaching artists to facilitate arts and crafts programming at Providence Senior Centers.

One selected teaching artist will work across six senior centers to engage senior constituents in arts and craft making.

Locations

Lillian Feinstein Senior Center, 1085 Chalkstone Ave
St. Martin DePorres, 160 Cranston St
Elmwood Community Center, 85 Atlantic Ave
Davinci Community Center, 470 Charles St
Federal Hill House, 9 Courtland St
Higher Ground Intl., 250 Prairie Ave

Scope of Work

  • Support, engage and facilitate seniors in arts and crafts projects on a weekly basis.
  • The contracted teaching artist will provide workshops for approximately 20 hours at each center.
  • Develop project schedule in cooperation with center administration and the Mayor’s Center for City Services (MCCS). Workshops at the centers must occur between May 1 – June 15th
  • Identify and purchase materials
  • Maintain project budget

Eligibility + Qualifications

  • Artist must be 18 years old or older to apply.
  • This call is open to Rhode Island based artists. Those with a Providence home or studio address will be preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with an older population and arts education\

Budget

  • $3000 will include Artist fee and supplies

Project Schedule:

  • January 31 2019: deadline to submit qualifications
  • February 7 2019 : Art Selection Panel reviews qualifications
  • March 15 – May 31: Contract period
  • June 1 2019: Final Product submitted to MCCS

Art Selection Process:

Applications will be reviewed by City staff from the Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and the Mayors Center for City Services.

To apply:

Interested teaching artists shall submit the following documents to grodriguez@providenceri.gov no later than January 31 2019:

  • Artist Statement which introduces your artistic vision, media, and format for this project and outlines your teaching approach
  • CV or Resume
  • 1-3 examples of previous work, particularly showcasing work with an older population and/or arts education

ACT Public Art Registration Form - Senior Services – Art program #2

Senior Services – Art program #2
  • Introduce your artistic vision, media, and format for this project and outlines your teaching approach
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: pdf, gif, png, jpg, docx.
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