Creative Start Mini-Lessons / Employment

May 15, 2020

Organization Name: ArtsWA

Organization Location: Olympia, WA

Type: COVID-19 | Employment

Fee: Free


ArtsWA is currently accepting applications from teaching and working artists impacted by COVID-19.

Selected artists will produce short mini-lessons and corresponding video tutorials to support educators, parents, and caregivers working with youth (ages 3-8). Mini-lessons and video tutorials will support mindfulness, fun, and relief for early learners and their caregivers through COVID-19 related stress and beyond.

Artists will be compensated $500 to produce (1) Creative Start mini-lesson and corresponding video, with the opportunity to produce up to (3) for a total of $1,500.

The Mini-Lesson project seeks to support:

  • Creative and social emotional learning for Washington’s youngest learners.
  • Caregivers and educators working with youth ages 3-8.
  • Artists with direct contracts as a part of COVID-19 relief efforts.
  • Mindfulness, fun, and relief for early learners and their caregivers during a high stress period.

Selected teaching and working artists will produce:

  • 1-3 Mini-Lesson(s): Write a mini-lesson using the Creative Start Mini-Lesson template (example and template below) and ArtsWA provided mini-lesson topics (below). Arts focus can include theater, dance, visual arts, music, literary arts, media arts, and mindfulness and observation.
  • 1-3 Tutorial Video(s): Produce a corresponding Creative Start tutorial video (2-3 minutes in length) that demonstrates how to teach an art activity aligned with each submitted mini-lesson (above).

Lessons and corresponding tutorial videos will be offered as creative support to a diversity of caregivers working with early learners in any context.

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