Filipinx Teaching-Artist Fellowship

Deadline: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Application process includes submitting completed Fellowship Application Form and required materials. Finalists must be available between May 26-June5, 2020 for interviews.
Digital Application Form

ABOUT THE FILIPINX TEACHING ARTIST FELLOWSHIP

Root Division is currently seeking applicants for the 2020-21 Filipinx Teaching-Artist Fellowship (FTAF). In its third year, the fellowship provides free studio workspace to a Filipinx artist in exchange for being an integral part of Root Division’s Studios Program. In large part, the commitment involves teaching classes one to two afternoons per week at Bessie Carmichael Elementary School and the Filipino Education Center (FEC), an after school program for newcomer children who have recently emigrated to San Francisco.

 

Working as a teaching-artist in residence for the full school year, the FTAF incorporates monthly themes from the BCE/FEC cultural calendar into projects, which guide students in discussions, story-telling, and art-making around in their transition to a new home in the U.S. Instruction in the program is in Tagalog and English, so the FTAF is expected to be fluent in both languages.

 

In addition to teaching weekly in our Youth Education Program, the FTAF will be part of the Studios Program, volunteering time towards Root Division's mission in any or all of the following areas:

 

In exchange for an average of 20 hours per month of service with a focus on teaching youth, the artist will receive:

  • Free studio work space for 12 months in our Studios Program facility located at 1131 Mission Street, SF.
  • Artist/ Teaching Stipend of $2,300 (Portions paid quarterly based on project milestones)
  • Access to a network of peers and resources for creative and professional development
  • Opportunity to exhibit in our Studio Artist Project Space Gallery.
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Among the features of our workspace:

  • 24-hour access (WORK ONLY / NOT LIVE-IN).
  • Free Wi-Fi.
  • Shared lounge, kitchen, bathrooms, & utility sinks.
  • Shared woodshop and tools.
  • Access to Digital Lab, including low-cost production use of large format printer, 3D printer, scanners, and other tools.

 


QUALIFICATIONS

Strong FTAF candidates...

  • Are bilingual in Tagalog and English.
  • Demonstrate excellence in their studio practice and/or art-making.
  • Have a minimum of one year of experience teaching or facilitating projects with groups.
  • Have a passion for working with underserved students or adults.
  • Show enthusiasm for working individually and collaboratively to serve the community.

 

COMMITMENT

Awarded  FTAF will be asked to commit to...

  • An average of 20 volunteer hours per month to the organization from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.
  • A minimum of 1-2 weekday afternoons per week from September 2020 through May 2021.
  • Helping produce and attending the New Growth student showcase on May 8, 2021
  • Attending monthly All Artist Meetings (one Wednesday evening per month) from July 2020-June 2021
  • Attending Second Saturday receptions (the second Saturday evening of each month) from July 2020-June 2021
  • Attending other events as scheduled (includes Art Auction in October 2020 & TASTE 2021 in April 2021)

SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Please submit all documents as PDFs and images as JPGs zipped into a file and email to studios@rootdivision.org with heading: FTAF App - Your Last Name.

 

APPLICATION MATERIALS

Please submit the following materials for review:

  1. Application Form: Completed as Digital Application Form.
  2. Cover Letter (PDF at 1MB max): Please introduce yourself, tell us why you are interested in the Root Division community, and how this fellowship would impact you as an artist and/or teacher. Please add three references (contact name, email, phone) at the bottom of the letter.
  3. Artist resume and/or Professional resume. (PDF at 1MB max)
  4. Examples of your artwork (up to 12 images), with a corresponding image info. (Ideally the image jpgs and info are compiled and attached into a single PDF at 10MB max.)
  5. Artist Statement about your artwork (as seen in images submitted).
  6. Examples of student work (6-8 images and/or video documentation) from successful projects in which you worked with children or youth. (Ideally the image jpgs and info are compiled and attached into a single PDF at 10MB max.)
  7. Two example lesson plans for art projects, indicating the appropriate target grade level(s), K-5.

 

Application process includes submitting completed Fellowship Application Form and required materials. Finalists must be available between May 26-June5, 2020 for interviewing first with Root Division’s Artist Selection Committee, and subsequently with partner school staff.

 

QUESTIONS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

We encourage fellowship applicants to learn more about Root Division by reviewing the info on our Studios Program page as well as checking out our current Studio Artists.

 

For any additional questions about the fellowships, please email Michael Gabrielle, our Education PRograms Manager at michael@rootdivision.org  or call 415.863.7668.

 

To visit our studios at 1131 Mission Street, we prefer that you stop by during any of our upcoming events. Our Installations & Site Manager, Carissa Diaz, is also available for a short tour during our office hours (Mon-Fri, 11 am-6 pm). Space is limited, so please email her at carissa@rootdivision.org to schedule a meeting time.