Archive for ‘By Type: Community Arts Groups’

March 1, 2017

Employer Profile: Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance’s Urban Arts Leadership Program, Baltimore, MD

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The Urban Arts Leadership Program (UALP) is a program of the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance (GBCA). Its purpose is to connect a talented and diverse pool of emerging leaders with arts organizations, arts service organizations, and art driven businesses that are committed to racial equity and inclusion.
The UALP Fellowship process provides these defined components for the forward motion of each participating Fellow:
  • A four-month customized group capacity building intensive series
  • Racial equity and inclusion training
  • A matching process for placements within Host organizations
  • A six-month project implementation period when Fellows are formally embedded within an arts or cultural organization
  • 2017-18 Fellows receive a $7,500 stipend
UALP Fellows diversify and strengthen the leadership of arts organizations by connecting them to resources and professional development, with a particular focus on racial equity and inclusion. Fellows receive information, training, and develop new and expanded networks.
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January 9, 2017

Employer Profile: Community Art Collaborative, Baltimore, MD

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Created in 2004, the Community Art Collaborative (CAC) AmeriCorps program is the only program of its kind in Maryland that links artists, communities, and institutions of higher education. In the CAC program, members are matched with non-profit community organizations around the city, to serve year-long (September – August) community arts residencies. In these residencies, members primarily facilitate after-school arts-based learning experiences that serve K-12 students in Baltimore City. In addition, members have the opportunity to facilitate art-making opportunities and community art projects for community residents, recruit and manage volunteers, develop special projects, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields.

The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) is based in the MICA Office of Community Engagement, and is part of a larger National Service network of AmeriCorps programs through out the country. The program offers many benefits, including a living stipend, free healthcare, and a federal Education Award (of around $5,700) that is given at the end of one year of service in the program, which can be used for pursuing future education opportunities. The CAC-AmeriCorps program is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Members

Full Time/ Paid/ 2017-2018

The CAC-AmeriCorps program is looking for 12 new members for the 2017-18 program (academic) year. Each member is matched with a different grassroots community art organization in Baltimore City, to serve a year-long (September – August) community art residency at that each Site. In these residencies, members primarily facilitate after-school arts-based learning experiences that serve K-12 students in Baltimore City. In addition, members have the opportunity to facilitate art-making opportunities and community art projects for community residents, recruit and manage volunteers, develop special projects, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields. A list of our current partner organizations can be found on our website, at: http://www.mica.edu/cac. We are currently working with eleven community arts organizations/institutions in Baltimore, and each year, we usually add a few new partners.

January 6, 2017

Employer Profile: MICA’s Fulbright Student Fellowship Program, International!

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MICA’s Fulbright Program Website

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Rising Seniors, MFAs, and Alumni (eight years out of your BFA or MFA) are eligible to apply for the Fulbright Student Fellowship. Applications for this 9-month competitive international grant are offered in research, visual art, and the National Geographic Digital Storytelling grant.

Applicants must be US citizens, hold a Bachelor’s degree at the time of departure, and have the appropriate language skills to carry out their proposal (this varies country by country requirements).

The 2017/18 Fulbright application opens March 31

Please attend our Information Session, and arrive at the fair with your questions!

Wednesday, March 1
2:30-3:30 pm
Gateway 101

If you cannot attend, please review the Fulbright Student Fellowship website.

Contact: Erin Treacy, MICA’s Fulbright Program Adviser at etreacy@mica.edu

January 6, 2017

Employer Profile: The Y In Central Maryland, Balt

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The Y in Central Maryland is a charitable organization dedicated to developing the full potential of every individual through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Part Time, Full Time and Volunteer Positions:

Group Aide

Teacher

Substitute

Site Director

Hall Monitor

Group Leader

Camp Counselor

Lifeguard

Fitness Coach

Membership Associate

January 6, 2017

Employer Profile: Creative Alliance, Baltimore, MD

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The Creative Alliance builds communities by bringing together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts programs and engage in the creative process. We provide support to area artists, promote Baltimore as a center for creative production, act as a positive force in our community, and advocate for cultural expression rooted in a sense of place.

Design Intern

Unpaid/ Internship/ Summer

Creative Alliance is seeking self-motivated, energetic, well-organized college interns to work in the Marketing Department. Interns will have the opportunity to build professional portfolios.

Qualifications:

Mac OSX
Fluent in Adobe Creative Suite
InDesign is a must
Basic understanding of html
Ability to follow brand guidelines
Attention to detail

Applicants must meet deadlines, be punctual, and have access to transportation (a car is preferable).

Administrative Intern

Unpaid/ Internship/ Summer

Creative Alliance is a multifaceted community arts organization that seeks to bring together artists and audiences from diverse backgrounds to experience spectacular arts programs. We are seeking an organized, efficient, and creative individual to help us with our day to day operations. Interns will receive an education in how a community arts profit operates day to day, and will assist individual departments as special projects arise. Intern will be responsible for database management, social media, volunteer operations, and any other needs that may arise.

Qualifications:

– Ability to work effectively under pressure in a fast-paced environment
– Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
– Knowledge of social media platforms (i.e., Facebook, Twitter, etc)
– Familiarity with Adobe Programs (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator) or willingness to learn.

Light City Lantern Parade Volunteers

Event Support Volunteers

December 20, 2016

Employer Profile: Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD

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www.mdartplace.org

In 1981, a group of artists and committed citizens began exploring the subject of the visual arts in Maryland, focusing on two primary concerns: the common needs of visual artists throughout the state, and the desire of many citizens to have more access to and information about artists working in Maryland.

The Maryland State Arts Council recognized the inherent value of these concerns and the importance of a venue to facilitate the communities’ needs. As a result of their awareness, the Arts Council granted funds to form an organization that would further this group’s pursuits in promoting contemporary art. This dedicated group, became the founders of Maryland Art Place (MAP), leading the organization to incorporation in 1982.

MAP remains committed to fostering an environment conducive to the growth of contemporary art in Maryland, and has sought to fulfill its mission through broad-based programming which offers artists and the public a variety of avenues for challenging interaction and advancement.

Summer & Fall Internships

Unpaid/ Internships

Maryland Art Place is Currently Seeking Interns

MAP offers internships for upper level college students, graduate students and recent graduates. Fall, Spring and Summer Internships available. MAP hours: 10 am-5 pm, Tuesday-Saturday.

Interns are responsible for assisting MAP in a variety of ways, ranging from programming to administration, with opportunities for special projects depending on skills and professional interest. Intern duties include: performing research; assisting with gallery preparation and installation; coordinating events, social media and community outreach.

NOTE: MAP internships are unpaid and do not include parking. Academic credit available.

Qualifications:

Required: High interest. Positive attitude. Professional demeanor. Reliability.

Preferred: Familiarity with Mac and PC platforms; Microsoft Office; Photoshop; social media.

December 19, 2016

Employer Profile: St. Francis Neighborhood Center, Baltimore, MD

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St. Francis Neighborhood Center is committed to breaking the cycles of generational poverty through education, inspiring self-esteem, self-improvement, and strengthening connections to the community.

By utilizing mediums such as education, art, well-being, and spirituality, we work to provide people with the tools they need to advance their lives financially, spiritually, and socially, while fostering positive interpersonal and community connections. This in turn gives people a sense of self-empowerment, which is the principle driving force in creating extraordinary change within individuals and the community.

Classroom instructor (Summer Session)

Unpaid/ Internship/ Summer 2016

Summer Internships in which the applicant would work with 15 underprivileged and needy children from the ages of 5 – 14 years old. Art heavy activities would be infused into classroom curriculum and enrichment lessons. The classroom consists of an additional instructor, (2) youth workers and volunteers.  Intern will be supervised by a staff art instructor, some of whom are MICA alumni.

December 16, 2016

Employer Profile: Art With A Heart, Baltimore, MD

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www.artwithaheart.net

Art with a Heart’s mission is to enhance the lives of people in need through visual art.

Art with a Heart brings its visual art programs to abused, neglected and abandoned children; homeless people; battered women and their children; pregnant adolescents; mentally and physically disabled adults; low-income senior citizens; elementary, middle, and high school students; youth in after-school programs; and children receiving long-term health care.

Through Art with a Heart’s decade of community presence, Baltimore’s underserved children, youth, and adults have access to positive and productive programming, caring and nurturing adults on a consistent basis, and the chance to embrace new ideas and skills in a safe and structured environment.

Community Service Internship

Unpaid/ Internship/ Summer 2017

COMMUNITY SERVICE INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION AND DUTIES
Art with a Heart is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of people in need by providing visual art classes to a wide range of underserved populations. The Community Service Intern is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of Art with a Heart programs including but not limited to large scale Public Art Projects, small community art projects and the HeARTwares store.

The Community Service Intern should have…
…a keen interest and personal commitment to Art with a Heart’s mission.
…personal qualities of commitment, integrity, and sensitivity to the needs of others.
…be culturally sensitive and able to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
…have college-level coursework in the visual arts, education, social work or family studies fields.
…*graphic design capabilities

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Group Service Days: Help plan and implement a group service project. May take place at office or on site.
• Gather/pack supplies in preparation for project
• Create sample and steps for instruction
• Provide motivation and tips to participants
• Assist with clean-up and return of supplies

Office Volunteers: Work with students and ADULTS who earn service hours by volunteering in our office.
• Gather supplies in preparation for projects
• Remind volunteers to sign in and out on their time sheets
• Provide motivation and tips to volunteers
• Assist with clean-up and return of supplies
Mosaics: Creating large-scale mosaic murals with groups of volunteers
• Help digitize sketches and incorporate ideas into designs
• Attend evening and weekend workshops
• Assist with mixing grout/adhesive, glass-cutting, breaking/sorting tiles, and transportation of panels
• Remind volunteers to sign in with contact information
• Assist with clean-up and return of supplies
• Write thank-you notes to volunteers

Centerpieces: Assist with creating artful decorations for individuals and community partnership events
• Identify and gather supplies needed for centerpieces
• Create samples for feedback
• Determine specific steps for volunteer participation
• Assist with assembly and delivery of centerpieces

Heartwares: Work at Art with a Heart’s Retail Shop & Service Learning Venue
• Assist with merchandising; including window displays, shelf arrangements and tagging
• Organize supply room, back stock and packaging materials
• Create project samples and gather supplies for workshops and art parties
• Assist with event set-up and clean-up
• Greet and educate customers about Art with a Heart, and assist with transactions