Open Call For Artists
Groundswell is seeking creative and experienced Teaching Artists and Muralists with a commitment to community-based social justice work, to lead a variety of programs including after-school mural and multidisciplinary arts residencies, studio based visual arts programs for teens, and community commissions.
Every Groundswell project follows a thoughtful process, guided by the vision of youth, community members, and artists. To ensure that every Groundswell project is a successful and authentic collaboration, we look for artists who are both technically skilled and rooted in principles of justice.
Specific qualifications include:
Skill and mastery of arts discipline(s)
- Mural Arts
- Graphic Design
- Video Production
- Mixed Media
Knowledge of arts education and youth development
- Commitment to anti-oppressive pedagogy and community building.
- Understanding of youth development principles.
- Prior facilitation experience in public school settings.
- Agent for social change and human justice.
- Willingness to combat racism on internalized, interpersonal, institutional, and systemic levels.
- Advocate for honest, reflective, public art that challenges oppressive cultural beliefs and values.
Authentic investment in community
- Demonstrated care for, and engagement with, your community.
- Commitment to engaging, listening, and co-creating artwork with community members.