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Artist Opportunities | April 2024

NEWSLETTER  

APRIL 2024 ARTIST OPPORTUNITIES 


BYGood COFFEE SPRING ART POP UP

DEADLINE APRIL 7, 2024


BYGood Coffee has returned to hosting their annual Spring Art Pop Up. The Spring Pop Up is a small artist market looking to get artists who perhaps don't have the resources or requirements to apply for larger markets to get started selling their work to the community of Winston- Salem. Applications for vendors are open! The deadline to apply is Sunday April 7, 2024. The market will be in the parking lot of BYGood Coffee from 12:00AM-5:00PM EST. There is no vendor fee or application fee. Artists must bring their own tables, tents, and be self-sufficient in set-up and breakdown.

If you have any questions, please contact Ella Coyne at ecoyne@intothearts.org or at

(336)-747-1417.




 

WS FREEDOM SCHOOL - CALL FOR TEACHING MUSICIANS 

DEADLINE JUNE 1, 2024


The Winston Salem Freedom Schools are looking for four musicians to teach elementary/middle school students drumming and guitar. Below are the schools/ campuses the Freedom Schools are wanting teachers for, and the requirements and specifications for the roles. 

 

Sunnyside Freedom School 

Location: 2323 Sunnyside Ave., WS 27127 

Purpose: to teach beginning djembe drums to 10, upper-elementary/middle school age scholars; 

Frequency: 2x per week; days TBD 

Time requested: one hour per session, either 1-2pm or 2-3pm 


WFU Freedom School

Location: WFU Campus

Purpose: to teach beginning djembe drums to 10, upper elementary age scholars;

Frequency: 2x per week; days TBD

Time requested: one hour per session, either 1-2pm or 2-3pm

Old Town Community Freedom School


Location; Old Town Elementary School, 3930 Reynolda Road, WS 27106

Artists are requested for beginning djembe drums and beginning guitar.

Artist 1: Purpose: to teach beginning djembe drums to 10, middle elementary age scholars;

Frequency: 2x per week; days TBD

Time requested: one hour per session, either 1-2pm or 2-3pm

Artist 2: Purpose: to teach beginning guitar to 10, elementary age scholars;

Frequency: 2x per week; days TBD

Time requested: one hour per session, either 1-2pm or 2-3pm

If you have any questions about the positions, contact Linda Winikoff at oldtowncomfs@wsfreedomschools.com. To learn more about the Freedom Schools, click the link below.





SAWTOOTH SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS RESIDENCIES

DEADLINE MAY 15, 2024


For nearly 80 years, Sawtooth has been a creative hub for the region – an energetic craft school environment in downtown Winston – Salem, NC. Our year-long Artists-in-Residence programs encourage the development of new skills, connections, and bodies of work while assisting with studio operations.

Ceramic Residents, 2 in wood firing and 1 in electric/gas firing are given 24/7 access to studio space, material at cost, free firings, and the opportunity to teach, inspire, and energize our community.

The Gondring Resident in Woodworking will receive round-the-clock access to Wood and Lathe studios, a semi-private studio space, and a $3,000 stipend in exchange for working several hours per week.

Residents are chosen by the Studio Directors, along with a rotating jury. Applicants are evaluated based on the quality of their work, their dedication to their craft, and their willingness to bring fresh perspectives to the creative community at Sawtooth.

Applications are due May 15, 2024. The residencies will start August 1, 2024, and end July 31, 2025




SOUTH ARTS INDIVIDUAL ARTIST CAREER OPPORTUNITY GRANTS

CYCLE 1: OPENS MARCH 26, 2024 – DEADLINE MAY 7, 2024

CYCLE 2: OPENS JULY 15, 2024 – DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 3, 2024


South Arts recognizes that more than an invitation to participate in a significant milestone opportunity is required; even with stipends or payments, overall expenses can make such an opportunity inaccessible. To ensure that artists from our region can take full advantage of major opportunities, South Arts offers Individual Artists Career Opportunity Grants.


These grants of up to $2,000 are available for artists in our nine-state region (AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN) to take advantage of milestone opportunity in their careers, and will support opportunities taking place between July 1, 2024, and June 30, 2025.

Preview the guidelines so you can begin your application soon!




SOUTH ARTS  REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: EVALUATORS NEEDED FOR SOUTH ARTS PROGRAMS 

DEADLINE APRIL12, 2024, at 5:00 pm ET 


South Arts is seeking qualified full-service consultants or firms to develop and implement an assessment and evaluation of our programs. We will partner with the selected contractors to facilitate collaborative, participatory, and human-centered assesments and evaluation designs and implementations that will utilize innovative and inclusive methods of quantitative data collections, analysis and reporting. 




SOUTH ARTS FREE ONLINE WORKSHOPS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

South Arts is offering three workshops between March and June  


Essential Social Media Tips : 11:00 am- 12:30 pm ET : March 21, 2024

Join South Arts and working visual artist and creative Erin Kendrick for this special South Arts virtual learning opportunity. During our time together, Erin will share how she uses the social media tool Linktree and other social media platforms to promote her art, archive her work, and sell her art. We will begin with the basics and dive into real examples provided by Erin, a Southern working artists.


Crafting Your Video Pitch:  Techniques for Preparing a Video Submission : 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET : March 28,2024 

Funders, residency programs, grant applications, scholarships, etc. Are utilizing video rather than (or in addition to) the standard narrative proposal. What do you need to know to offer your best self on camera? Join South Arts and guests on March 28, 2024, to learn about basic video techniques for a stellar submission. Facilitators Wes Browing and Malesha Taylor Browning will lead this workshop as they discuss camera angles, lighting, and more. All you need is a smart phone with a camera. 


The Role of the Arts in Climate Adaptation and Migration : 11:00 am – 12:30 pm ET : June 12, 2024 

Increasing population shifts are predicted in the future resulting in communities throughout the United States receiving newcomers. This presentation introduces climate adaptation and migration in addition to strategies and resources to help prepare communities to welcome newcomers, whether they are climate migrants, refugees, or immigrants. Since both environmental and cultural changes disproportionally impact marginalized communities, planning should not be color-blind to help not replication past injustices. Discussions include roles, players and issues in your location, assessing your situation, and taking action.




PART-TIME PROGRAM ADMINISTRATOR 


CAMP KOOL KREATIV 2024 is looking for a Part-time Program Administrator (April-July 2024: possibility of renewal). Hours flexible: maximum of 10 hours/week leading up to the camp. Camp Kool Kreativ 2024 is two 4-day, morning summer camps in Winston Salem for students age rising 3rd to 5th grades featuring music, mindfulness, movement, and art. 

Under the supervision of the Program Director/Creator, Judith Smith, the Program Administrator enjoys working in the following capacities: 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • WIX website admin 

  • Marketing: design, write, copy, and schedule consistent social media posts (FB, etc.) 

  • Design flyers, t-shirts (following 2023’s design) 

  • Not a prerequisite to be available during camp weeks (July 8-11, July 15-18), though certainly welcome if schedule permits. 

FACILITY AND EXPERIENCE WITH: 

  • Database management: Excel, Google 

  • Scheduling apps for Facebook, Instagram 

  • Light graphic design/QR codes for flyer/t-shirt creation 

  • Zoom 

APERSON WHO IS: 

  • Professional, collaborative, and creative 

  • Silf-directed, strong integrity 

  • Mission-driven 

  • Flexible, responsive 

  • During Camp (if available): comfortable with campers aged 7-12: volunteers aged 13-85 

AND A PERSON WHO HAS: 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills 

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, detail-oriented 

  • Time management skills: quick response/turn -around time 

  • Effective and efficient organizational skills 

 

This grant-supported position pays $23/hour 



 

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