DEADLINE: Monday, February 20, 2023 at 11:59pm PST
18TH STREET ARTS CENTER CALIFORNIA CREATIVE CORPS PROJECT
18th Street Arts Center is seeking 40 California artists and culture bearers (collectively known as ‘artists’) to develop impactful arts and culture projects that foster community wellbeing in regions throughout the state that are located in California Healthy Places Index (HPI) Quartile 1 ZIP codes. If you are an artist or culture bearer already working to strengthen community wellbeing in California, or if you would like to become an artist doing this kind of work, we strongly encourage you to pitch your idea.
If selected to be one of the 40 artists in the first-round cohort, you will receive professional coaching to compose your full project and budget, along with a $1,000 stipend. Coaching will be provided at no cost, by public art and community engagement specialists, between February and March 2023.
All 40 first-round proposals will be reviewed, and of those 40, 18 will be chosen to be fully realized and funded community engagement art projects. Each of the final 18 artists will receive a year-long salary of $65,000, one year of medical and dental insurance (at no cost to the artist), the option to join 18th Street Art Center’s SIMPLE IRA plan with employer match for one year, and production costs for their community art project from July 2023 – July 2024.
The 18 funded Community Engagement Art Project artists will form a year-long cohort whose projects will contribute to a statewide California Culture Map. 18th Street Arts Center believes culture mapping is essential infrastructure for successful collaboration between arts and culture producers and community leaders seeking to foster well-being among neighbors at the local level.
Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. If much of this RFQ describes the work you do, then you are highly encouraged to apply.
This project is open to working artists and/or culture bearers/makers living or working within California in a Quartile 1 ZIP code, located on the California Healthy Places Index (HPI). Please reference the eligible HPI ZIP codes here. Using the “search function” (macOS: ⌘+f / windowsOS: ctrl+shift+f) you can search for a county, city, or zip code.
Projects must address one of the four state-mandated “Impact” areas:
An artist, culture bearer/maker (‘artist’) is someone who regularly engages in artistic or cultural practice to: express themselves with the intention of communicating richly to or sharing with others; pass on traditional knowledge and cultural practices; offer cultural resources to their communities; and/or co-organize and co-create within communities toward social impacts.
Artistic and cultural practices include but are not limited to: craft, dance, design, film, literary arts, media arts, music, oral traditions, social practice, theater, performance art, traditional arts, visual arts, and interdisciplinary arts.