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Visiting Artists


Visiting Artist Workshops should be from two-to-five days duration with an introductory presentation to our staff and artists.   Workshops will include working with 8-10 artists with the assistance of 1 lead teacher. Prior to making a workshop proposal, you are requested to schedule a tour of our Oakland studio or attend one of our monthly Volunteer tours.  This will help inform you of our facility, its diverse classes and media, and most importantly introduce you to some of our staff and artists with whom you will be working.

Workshops will be conducted February through late Fall 2015. If you have a time preference, please state that in your proposal.  Please submit your proposal along with your artist statement, bio and answers to the questions below to the Asst. Director, Becki Couch-Alvarado,


1. Explain your interest in becoming a Visiting Artist at Creative Growth Art Center, what led you to this interest?

2. Please share previous experience you have had in a facilitator / student environment.

3. Have you had previous experience working with people with disabilities?

4. Please write a detailed description of the project you are considering.  Please include a time line (concept presentation through project completion), list of materials, the number of participants you can accommodate, and the level of assistance you would require from Creative Growth staff members .

5. Please discuss the process and / or techniques the projects would involve.   Do you plan to introduce a specific artistic process or technique to the artists?

6. Please describe how you envision the outcome of the  project.  Is there a final product?  Is the project emphasis more of a process-based exploration?

7. Please describe how you think your proposed project would benefit the Creative Growth artists.

8. What do you hope to gain from the experience of being a Visiting Artist at Creative Growth?

9. Anything else you would like for us to know?

Image: Paper dresses, from visiting artist workshop with Albuquerque based artist Ann Dunbar