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Artist Residence at University of Maryland

Call for Teaching Artists!

Deadline: 9/5

The Barrie School and Winter Growth, an adult day and assisted living facility, are teaming up with The Art Gallery of University of Maryland to offer this exciting teaching artist opportunity. This Artist in Residence position is ideal for someone committed to engaging the community in an experiential art installation project. Applicants should have an interest in educating learners of all age levels, community outreach, and generational diversity. Description of program and expectations: The intent of this residency is to strengthen the ties between three educational facilities for different age groups through art. The artist will have the opportunity to work with students from Barrie School (pre-k through 12th grade), University of Maryland (undergraduate and graduate program), and Winter Growth (adult care facility) to create a public art installation. The artist will have several choices of site, depending on the nature of the piece. The resident will also be expected to lead an Intensive Weekend Workshop with UMD graduate and undergraduate students in the artist’s medium. Other Co-teaching opportunities will be available, but not required. Housing, studio, and equipment will be provided at Barrie School, located on a wooded campus within walking distance of the DC metro. The residency will be February through May.

- Artist in Residence needed February through May
- $6k maximum budget for raw materials
- Proposals must fit the theme “Generational Diversity”
- AIR must engage students of all ages from the Barrie school (pre-k through 12th), University of Maryland, and Winter Growth in a multi-generational art installation project
- Intensive Weekend Workshop with UMD graduate and undergraduate students in the artist’s medium - Co-teaching opportunities at occasional Saturday workshops at UMD (only if applicable) Compensation, housing, facilities available
- $750/month, housing, and studio space
- Access to equipment including electric kiln, and wood shop Application Requirements 10 images Answer questions to describe experience 3 references Resume (fingerprints and criminal background check at a later date) Selection Criteria
-technical ability/artistic quality and experience
-Creativity and flexibility
-Ability and experience collaborating/communicating with others
-interest in inter-generational community art project
-Experience working as an Artist in Residence a plus, but not required

Selection Process Timeline September 5th
- Proposal applications due Week of September 22nd
- Finalists chosen Week of September 29th
- Selection assemblies at Barrie and with Winter Growth Communities October 3rd
- AIR notified February through May 2015

Questions:
1. Briefly describe your artistic style, inspiration, and process.
2. Expand on any work you have made collaboratively, with the community, or public art works.
3. Describe your interest in collaborating with an inter-generational audience. How do you envision yourself working in this setting? What might the art piece(s) be, and how would people of varying age levels be involved?
4. Are you interested in teaching a workshop to high school or college students? What would that workshop be
Resume
Three references
(fingerprints and background check)

Call for Teaching Artists!
The Art Gallery University of Maryland
1201 Art/Sociology Building
College Park, MD 20742

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