Resident Artist & Art Teacher-Main Library ProjectArt San Francisco, CA

Resident Artist & Art Teacher-Main Library

San Francisco, CA

Pay is 60 per hour teaching youth. Thrice-weekly, one hour classes. Commitment Sept. 2019 - May 2020. Please contact Diana of interested for immediate consideration and hire. More details may be reviewed below: 

ProjectArt leverages a comprehensive, research-based benefit zone strategy to target students who are required to enroll to track their progress.

ProjectArt classes are held in 44 libraries across NYC, Miami, Detroit, Chicago, LA, Pittsburgh, New Orleans and San Francisco, serving nearly 2,000 youth weekly. SF Residency Overview: Resident Artist Opportunity ProjectArt’s resident artists are socially-minded contemporary artists chosen by a jury of regional curators and art world professionals. The residency promotes a symbiotic relationship among artists, the nation’s public libraries, and ProjectArt students, effecting measurable change for youth do not have access to arts education in public schools and for artists, to provide a new platform to develop and culturally responsive aspect of their portfolio.

Resident artists participate in a 30-week residency from September through June in tandem with the academic school year and during after school hours.

The resident artists will work at Main SF Library where they teach and mentor youth. Artists also create and display new work in the library, collaborating with library staff and connecting with the community at large. 3 hours are allocated to teaching per week. We encourage each resident artist to spend up to 10 hours a week in the library, developing artwork inspired by the library, references, arts access, and community. Resident artists teach students of varying age groups (4-7, 8-12, 13-18) three classes per week using lessons of their design. Artists create their academic year-long curriculum at the beginning of the residency and work with ProjectArt staff on its development, relation to artist’s work, and general curriculum criteria. ProjectArt maintains a 15:1 resident student ratio with 15 students enrolled in each one-hour class; each resident mentors a total of 45 youth per library. ProjectArt encourages its resident artists to embrace their creativity and think outside the box. They are not restricted to using the library’s community room – the main library space is often available to artists who wish to install art around the library’s general settings.

Using an assortment of non-toxic and library permitted mediums, many resident artists make works that are inspired by the library setting, its patrons, and reference collection. They get to know the library community, students and their families, and branch managers. The residency culminates in a professionally curated resident exhibition at a partner gallery, featuring works created by the resident in collaboration with the students during the year.


Contact:Diana Muchmore
Phone:212.256.1947 x700

Deadline: 08-31-2019

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