Are you a professional artist?
We are looking to partner with dynamic artists who are experienced in dance, visual arts, or literary arts for our spring residency program I.D.E.A.L. (Intentional Designs of Expression in Artistic Languages)
In spring 2023, Arts for Learning artists will collaborate with fifth grade students from three school divisions in South Hampton Roads. The project has several components: integrating literary arts, visual arts, and dance to provide students with the opportunity to explore self-identity through creative expression, collaborate with students from outside of their communities, and see how they and others impact and fit into the wider Hampton Roads’ community. A significant feature of this project involves the concept and practice of collaboration among peers within the same school and with students from other schools. The program highlight will be a collaborative art exhibit of student work from all three schools, hosted by the Chrysler Museum.
A few of the qualities we seek in applicants:
- Exceptional skills as a practicing artist
- Strong experience teaching children in schools or other settings (examples: community venues, libraries, after school)
- Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
- Experience connecting art to other academic content or a willingness to learn the skills of arts integration
- Ability to deliver engaging program content and collaborate with other teaching artists and partners
- A passion for using the arts to engage with children and communities