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Call to Artist-Educators (Visual Art): Belong - Inclusive Arts Experiences for Children & Youth





The London Arts Council (LAC) invites visual artists and creators residing in London, Ontario, surrounding First Nations (the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, the Oneida Nation of the Thames, and the Munsee-Delaware Nation) to apply for a paid opportunity to participate in LAC’s community-focused arts program:

 

Belong – Inclusive Arts Experiences for Children and Youth as Artist-Educator Mentors or Artist-Educator Mentees.

 

Applications will be accepted through an online application only, until Friday, January 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm.

 

Program Overview: Belong – Inclusive Arts Experiences for Children and Youth

is a community-centred arts program that promotes mental health, wellness, and social cohesion through creative activities. Belong includes weekly arts activities at 5 different neighbourhood resource centres. This program will provide:


  • children and youth with high-quality, arts education experiences that promote creativity, self-exploration/expression, and a sense of belonging

  • emerging artists/creators with authentic and enriched apprenticeship/mentorship opportunities through co-development/delivery of arts sessions and mentorship sessions

professional artistic programming for neighbourhood resource centres that serve newcomer and low-income populations, thus supporting their mission for their community. Artist-Educator Mentors will take part in Belong for approximately 14 months. This will involve orientation and training, concept development, co-creating lesson plans with mentees, monthly one-on-one mentorship sessions, and delivery of 40 (3 hour weekly) arts sessions, including time for setup and cleanup. Mentors will be compensated at a rate of $50 per hour for delivering programs and $25 per hour for orientation, training, mentorship sessions, development, planning, and preparation.

 

Note: The time commitment is estimated to encompass approximately one day a week (*one day and a half for a 2-month period), and total payment that goes directly to each artist-educator mentor will be $11,450.00.

 

Artist-Educator Mentees will take part in Belong for approximately 7 months. This will include orientation, training, co-creating lesson plans with a mentor and a fellow mentee, monthly one-on-one mentorship sessions, and delivery of 20 (3 hour weekly) arts sessions, including time for setup and cleanup. Mentees will be paid $30 an hour for program delivery and $20 per hour for orientation, training, mentorship session, development, planning, and preparation.

 

Note: The time commitment is estimated to encompass approximately five hours a week and will pay a total of $3,120.00.

Online Submission

 

Artists/creators wishing to be considered MUST read the application package thoroughly prior to filling out the online application form and complete all application requirements. Please complete all required fields of the online application form and submit the required application documents.


Belong Mentor Application Package
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Belong Mentee Application Package
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Download PDF • 259KB

Incomplete and/or late applications will not be accepted. Applications submitted through other means, such as fax, mail, and email will not be accepted. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure the application is submitted by the deadline - Friday, January  19, 2024 at 4:00 pm.






For any questions regarding this project, please email: info@londonarts.ca


For any Call to Artists updates please check the website at www.londonarts.ca


If you require support to complete this application due to accessibility barriers, please reach out to Janet Antone, Specialist, Cultivating Allyship: jaantone@londonarts.ca

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