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Creative Advantage, Seattle / Community Arts Partner Roster / Call for Artists

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The Office of Arts & Culture maintains an Arts Partner Roster of teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations for The Creative Advantage. The roster is a resource for schools seeking partners to meet their education and community goals.

Open to teaching artists, community arts organizations and cultural institutions serving students in Seattle.

Duration of Roster:
Teaching artists and community arts and culture organizations accepted to the roster are approved for a four-year period, contingent on submission of an update at the halfway mark. Note: The application will re-open on an annual basis for additional interested parties to apply.

The Community Arts Partner Roster Application is open from March 7 – April 18, 2017. Please review the Guidelines for detailed information on applying as a provider of student arts residencies, and as a provider of teacher professional development guidelines. An applicant can apply to provide both residencies AND professional development opportunities for teachers, and will have the option to indicate on the application.

Application Components:
All applications are to be completed and submitted online.

Documents to Submit:
Applicants will upload documentation of their work as a teaching artist or arts organization (Resume/Bio; Lesson Plan/Professional Development Outline; Work Sample). See guidelines for more information.

Narrative Questions:
Applicants will complete questions that provide information on the following: teaching philosophy and approach, equity, and access, 21st century skills development, lesson plan development, and teacher collaboration.

Lara Davis, (206) 615-1879, for questions about the program and proposals. For help with the online application, call (206) 684-7171.

Eligible media

All Disciplines, Artists with Disabilities, Arts-Related, Craft, Dance, Design, Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Film/Media Arts, Folk/Traditional Arts, Literary Arts, Multidisciplinary Arts, Music, Performing Arts, Photography, Public Art, Theater, Visual Arts, Non-Profit Orgs.