Howard County Arts Council


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Head StART in ART: Program Description 

The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) partners with the Ellicott City and Old Cedar Lane Head Start Centers on artist- in-residence programs for children ages 3-5 enrolled in Head Start.  This partnership, Head StART in ART, provides these children with an in-depth, hands-on artistic experience and ensures access to the arts that they might not otherwise have. The program will include 6-8 artists of different disciplines, offering a wide variety of new experiences for the children. The opportunity for such experiences during these formative years can have a direct impact on a child's development, as well as future appreciation of and involvement in the arts. HCAC coordinates, administers, and funds the project. HCAC begins by selecting an artist who is experienced in conducting school residency programs, particularly for young children, and then works closely with the artist and the Head Start staff to create a thematic program that is both enriching and developmentally appropriate.  The children work with the artist and create something of which they, their parents, and teachers can be proud. 


Opportunity

Teaching artists in a variety of arts disciplines are sought for residencies in support of Pre-K curriculum in the Ellicott City and Old Cedar Lane Head Start Centers (ages 3-5).   

Selected artist(s)/residencies: 

  • Serve between 3-6 classes, 20-25 students per class, possibly over an extended period of time
  •  May be scheduled with the Center anytime between October-May during the school year
  •  Culminate with a performance (for performing arts) or exhibit (for visual arts) that parents may attend


Requirements

Selected artists must have previous experience working with children, Pre-K preferred. 

If selected artists have not been fingerprinted and have background checks on file, they should be prepared to do so. 


To Apply

Please submit:

1) Your proposed residency, including timeline, unit plan, materials list, perceived outcomes and goals as related to MSDE standards for Pre-K.

2) Resume

3) Three references

4) Samples of student work

5) Fee structure




The Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) manages two galleries at the Howard County Center for the Arts with over 21,000 square feet of exhibit space. The HCAC gallery program was established to enhance the public's appreciation of the visual arts, provide a venue to exhibit the work of local, regional, and national artists in a professional space, and provide leadership in the arts by presenting a broad spectrum of arts in all media from both emerging and established artists.

HCAC presents 11-12 exhibits per year of national, regional, and local artists, including two-person, small and large group, juried, curated, and community shows. HCAC rarely exhibits solo shows.

To apply, please submit the following:

1. Contact Information, including artist or curator name

2. 10-20 digital images representative of the work to be included in the exhibition. Files
should be named to correspond to image list. Entries must be JPG or JPEG files, each no larger than 1 MB. If submitting time-based work, work must be submitted as .avi, .wav, .mov, or .m4a files. HCAC has limited technology for use in the gallery, so any special technology needs should be addressed in the proposal. The images should be named using the “LastName_FirstName_01.jpg” format, where the numbers (01, 02, 03, etc…) correspond directly to your image script.

3. Image List which contains artist's name, title, medium, year completed, and dimensions for each piece. The image list should correspond directly to your application images. So, if you have an image named “Doe_Jane_01.jpg” then your image script should have an entry for “01” with that image’s title, medium, dimension, and date. The image script should be a Word document or PDF. Do not send Powerpoint presentations, movies of any kind, or slide shows.

4. Resume which lists education, exhibitions, awards, publications, etc.

5. Artist statement or description of your artistic goals and recent work.

Individual curators: in addition to the above, individual curators should include a brief decription of the proposed exhibit and identify the artists invited to participate. Provide information describing your curatorial experience, organizational skills, and samples of written materials used to organize a previous show (letters, marketing, etc).

Organizations: in addition to the above, provide your organization's mission statement and describe your programs and services that meet that statement. Include a brief description of the proposed exhibit and state how it furthers your mission and goals.

OPPORTUNITY:       

Howard County Arts Council seeks applicants for teaching artist positions/proposals for its 2018 Summer Camps. Proposals are now being accepted for eight weeks of week-long morning and afternoon visual and performing arts camp sessions from June 24- August 23.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals for youth camp sessions (ages 5-12) in any performing or visual arts discipline. Youth camps are 1/2 day sessions (morning or afternoon) for a five-day week (with the exception of July 1- 5, which is a four-day week due to the July 4 holiday). Preference will be given to teaching artists who are able to offer both morning and afternoon sessions in any given week.

Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) strives to offer students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities quality arts experiences and a chance to discover their unique creative talents. HCAC is seeking qualified arts instructors to propose classes and workshops for the upcoming session.  Priority will be given to proposals addressing the fundamentals of visual and performing arts. Sessions are cancelled if enrollment is fewer than five students.  

Teaching artists create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can feel comfortable taking risks and engaging in creative challenges. Individual attention and small class sizes (5-15 students) encourage participation and dialogue.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Develop age-appropriate curricula in cooperation with the Deputy Director.

·         Relate needs for supplies and equipment to the Deputy Director by the assigned deadline.

·         Attend required meetings.

·         Prepare studio/classroom and collect supplies for class use/ return studio/classroom to previous condition when class is dismissed.

·         Keep Deputy Director and Camp Director informed of any incidents, concerns, or issues regarding students, equipment, or space.

COMPENSATION:

HCAC employs teaching artists as independent contractors. Contract teachers are paid according to the number of registrations per class. Contract rates for classes are as follows (half payable halfway into the term and the remaining half payable at the end of the term):   $25/hr for 5-10 students enrolled in the class, $30/hr for 11-15, and $35/hr for 16-20.   A supply budget for up to $100 is provided.

OPPORTUNITY:       

Howard County Arts Council seeks applicants for teaching artist positions for its Spring Class Session scheduled to run April 15- June 10, 2018.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals for youth and/or adult courses/workshops in any performing or visual arts discipline.

Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) strives to offer students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities quality arts experiences and a chance to discover their unique creative talents. HCAC is seeking qualified arts instructors to propose classes and workshops for the upcoming session.  Priority will be given to proposals addressing the fundamentals of visual and performing arts.  Classes/Workshops may be scheduled anytime during normal building hours, from one to four hours, during the designated session dates. Classes/Workshops are cancelled if enrollment is fewer than five students.  

Howard County Center for the Arts building hours are Monday – Thursday, 9am – 10pm; Friday, 9am – 8pm; Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 12 – 4pm.  Please note there is no availability on Tuesdays.

Teaching artists create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can feel comfortable taking risks and engaging in creative challenges. Individual attention and small class sizes (5-15 students) encourage participation and dialogue.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Develop age-appropriate curricula in cooperation with the Deputy Director.

·         Relate needs for supplies and equipment to the Deputy Director by the assigned deadline.

·         Attend required meetings.

·         Prepare studio/classroom and collect supplies for class use/ return studio/classroom to previous condition when class is dismissed.

·         Keep Deputy Director informed of any incidents, concerns, or issues regarding students, equipment, or space.

COMPENSATION:

HCAC employs teaching artists as independent contractors.  Contract teachers are paid according to the number of registrations per class.  Classes should be 2-3 hours each and run for 8 weeks maximum, evening or weekends. Contract rates for classes are as follows (half payable halfway into the term and the remaining half payable at the end of the term):   $25/hr for 5-10 students enrolled in the class, $30/hr for 11-15, and $35/hr for 16-20.  Instructors are not paid for any prep time outside of class hours.  A supply budget for up to $100 is provided for youth classes.

OPPORTUNITY:       

Howard County Arts Council seeks applicants for teaching artist positions for its Winter Class Session scheduled to run January 28- March 25, 2019.

Qualified individuals are invited to submit proposals for youth and/or adult courses/workshops in any performing or visual arts discipline.

Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) strives to offer students of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities quality arts experiences and a chance to discover their unique creative talents. HCAC is seeking qualified arts instructors to propose classes and workshops for the upcoming session.  Priority will be given to proposals addressing the fundamentals of visual and performing arts.  Classes/Workshops may be scheduled anytime during normal building hours, from one to four hours, during the designated session dates. Classes/Workshops are cancelled if enrollment is fewer than five students.  

Howard County Center for the Arts building hours are Monday – Thursday, 9am – 10pm; Friday, 9am – 8pm; Saturday, 10am – 4pm; Sunday, 12 – 4pm.  Please note there is no availability on Tuesdays.

Teaching artists create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can feel comfortable taking risks and engaging in creative challenges. Individual attention and small class sizes (5-15 students) encourage participation and dialogue.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Develop age-appropriate curricula in cooperation with the Deputy Director.

·         Relate needs for supplies and equipment to the Deputy Director by the assigned deadline.

·         Attend required meetings.

·         Prepare studio/classroom and collect supplies for class use/ return studio/classroom to previous condition when class is dismissed.

·         Keep Deputy Director informed of any incidents, concerns, or issues regarding students, equipment, or space.

COMPENSATION:

HCAC employs teaching artists as independent contractors.  Contract teachers are paid according to the number of registrations per class.  Classes should be 2-3 hours each and run for 8 weeks maximum, evening or weekends. Contract rates for classes are as follows (half payable halfway into the term and the remaining half payable at the end of the term):   $25/hr for 5-10 students enrolled in the class, $30/hr for 11-15, and $35/hr for 16-20.  A supply budget for up to $100 is provided for youth classes.

Ends on August 31, 2018

All artists, 18 years or older, residing in Maryland or within a 100-mile radius of Ellicott City, Maryland, are invited to submit up to three works. Work can be in any medium, must have been completed in the last two years and can not have been previously exhibited in the Howard County Arts Council (HCAC) galleries. It also must fit through a standard doorway measuring 54” x 80” and fit appropriately in HCAC galleries (ceiling height is 9.5”). All artwork must be original, no reproductions (including giclée and commercially printed or computer generated reproductions of paintings, drawings, etc.).   


 

To enter, submit images of up to three works (one image for each two-dimensional work and one or two images for each three-dimensional work) and corresponding details about each work, which should include title, media, unframed dimension, price (or insurance value, if NFS), and year completed.

Do not submit more than the requested number of images; they will not be viewed. 

Entries must be individual files in jpg format. Label each file with the artist’s last name, first initial, and the entry number corresponding to the entry form (e.g. SmithJ_1.jpg). Each file should be less than 1MB.

Except for film- or video-based work, we cannot accept video or digital presentations (including PowerPoint).

Application must include:

  • Up to three entries of work in any medium completed in the last two years and not previously exhibited in the HCAC galleries.
  • Complete details about each work, which should include the title, media, unframed dimension, price (or insurance value, if NFS), and year completed.
  • A non-refundable entry fee of $25 (waived for current members of the Howard County Arts Council). Entry fee can be paid here.


Howard County Arts Council