Visiting Artists 2012 Request For Proposals:
Creative Growth Art Center is now accepting Visiting Artist proposals for the 2012 calendar year. The submission deadline is March 9, 2012. If at all possible, it is highly recommended that prior to making a workshop proposal, you schedule a brief tour of our Oakland studio. This will help inform you of our facility, its diverse classes and media, and most importantly introduce you to some of our staff and talented artists with whom you will be working. Ideally, your workshop should be from one-to-three days duration with an introductory presentation to our staff and artists followed by organization of a self-selected group of artists (usually numbering 8-10) with a lead instructor who is available to assist as needed. Our Visiting Artist Committee will review proposals the week of March 12th, and inform selected artists shortly thereafter. Workshops will be conducted April through the late Fall. 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 Studio Manager, Jordan DeStaebler: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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