Imagine Art Americorps

Artist in Residence Program

 

Imagine art Americorps Artists In Residence

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Imagine Art launched it’s AmeriCorps Artist in Residence on Tuesday September 3, 2019. The Artists in Residence will provide structured classes, open studio and enrichment opportunities for artists with disabilities. We are excited to welcome our first class of AmeriCorps Artist in Residence to the Imagine Art Community!

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Left to right:

Kat Cunningham - Jonna Jackson - Owen Moon - Anthony Robinson - Nancy West

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Julianna Johnston - Taylor Mary Heagler

The goal of the Imgine Art AmeriCorps Artist in Residence program is to assist disabled artists become “Job Ready” affording them the same opportunities that their non-disabled colleagues have to succeed!


Daily Activities in the imagine art studios supported by the americorps artist in residence program…..

Owen and John in Ceramics Class

Owen and John in Ceramics Class

Ana rolling a clay slab.

Ana rolling a clay slab.

Ana making a large scalloped bowl.

Ana making a large scalloped bowl.

Shawn shows off his textured bowl.

Shawn shows off his textured bowl.

Jonna and Debra working in the mosaic studio

Jonna and Debra working in the mosaic studio

Glass mosaic in progress

Glass mosaic in progress

Anthony conducting drawing classes

Anthony conducting drawing classes

Steven working on some new work

Steven working on some new work

Shawn showing off some new work

Shawn showing off some new work

Nancy providing instruction in painting

Nancy providing instruction in painting

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AmeriCorps is making it possible for imagine art’s client artists to get individual, customized instruction!”

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Debbie Kizer and Ellie Coleman provide overview on data collection.

Debbie Kizer and Ellie Coleman provide overview on data collection.

Data collection will be key to ensuring that our intervention achieves its goals.

Data collection will be key to ensuring that our intervention achieves its goals.

Members undergo training on Imagine Art Policies and Procedures with our COO, Kody Kness.

Members undergo training on Imagine Art Policies and Procedures with our COO, Kody Kness.

Owen helps John improve his slab making technique

Owen helps John improve his slab making technique

Textile Class gets a visit from T4T

Textile Class gets a visit from T4T

Tosha Creates new work under the tutelage of Kat Cunningham

Tosha Creates new work under the tutelage of Kat Cunningham

Drawing Class September 19th

Drawing Class September 19th

Nancy and Taylor in Painting Class

Nancy and Taylor in Painting Class


We’ve still got two positions available

If you are an artist with an interest in National Service and want to learn more about this program opportunity please read the posting below and follow the link to the Detailed Position Description and Program Application. This is a unique and inspiring way to hone your art and teaching skills while helping people with disabilities, this may be the opportunity you have been looking for!

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About Imagine Art:

Imagine Art is a 501(c)3 nonprofit Christian Ministry established in 1996 to provide specialized supports tailored to empower artists with disabilities to create art. Non-disabled artists engage in our studios to create a diverse, inclusive space where all artists thrive. Imagine Art is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and is dedicated to the principals of inclusion. Imagine Art does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.


Position Summary:

Imagine Art is recruiting 10 individuals to serve as Full Time Members in the Imagine Arts AmeriCorps Program. The Members/Artist in Residence will provide art instruction and mentorship to support artists with disabilities’ development toward professional engagement in the arts. It is our belief that this intervention will result in equalizing the playing field in order that artists with disabilities have the same opportunity for professional success and upward mobility as artist peers without disabilities who access the Imagine Art studios. 


Eligibility Requirements:

 •       High School Graduate (18 Years or older)

•       U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident (deferred action does not suffice)

•       Able to pass a criminal background check

 •       Working knowledge in one or more artistic discipline and the ability to impart that knowledge to others

•       A commitment to make a difference for artists with disabilities


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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Imagine Art is recruiting Artists in Residence with a strong background in design, drawing painting, ceramics, textiles and glass mosaic, and skilled in the development of portfolios, social media and websites.  Successful applicants must have the ability to transmit their knowledge to artists with disabilities.  


Training and Experience:

Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Fine Arts degree (BFA); Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) or Social Work Education (CSWE); Bachelor's in Public Health (BPH); Persons with a proven track record as a professional practicing artist or craftsman (non-degree); Arts Educator in a non-profit, public or private school setting; Extensive experience in photography, web development, social media, marketing and branding.


Term of Service: 11 Months beginning September 3, 2019 through July 31, 2020.


How to Apply: 

Click on the button below to review the Detailed Position Description.  If you are inclined to National Service and feel that this position fits your current goals, please submit your completed application online. 

Please refer any questions to Ricardo Hernandez, Program Director at rick@imagineart.net.

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