Arts Central is accepting applications through May 17 from artists for its 2013–15 Arts Education Program, including Artists in Schools (AIS), VanGo Outreach Program and onsite Art Station classes for kids and adults.
The offsite components of the Arts Central education program are: Artist in Schools (AiS) program, dedicated to bringing artist residencies to schools in Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson, and other outlying counties; and the VanGo, a community outreach program that gives children in rural towns, with limited access to professional-level arts education, the ability to build skills in various art disciplines. Artist residencies and VanGo outreaches are designed to place trained, knowledgeable, practicing artists into school and community settings where they can share the benefits of the creative process.
The third component of Arts Central’s education program is the Art Station, the Central Oregon’s premier non-profit visual arts community learning center. The Art Station is a dedicated facility that is housed in the 1911 Bend train depot building. It is open year-round and offers a full session of quality art education programming in ceramics, fused-glass, and multi-media for ages two through adult.
Arts Central is seeking applications from professional or teaching artists who work in Visual, (including 3D arts and Fiber Arts), Ethnic Arts, Arts of Mexico, Native American Arts, Music, Theatre, Film, Literary and Storytelling Arts. To learn more or to download an application, go to http://www.artscentraloregon.org. Applications can be found under Artist in the Schools under “Teaching Artist Forms” and are due no later than May 17, 2013. For any questions contact Tracy Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 541-617-1317.
About Arts Central
Arts Central, as the Regional Arts and Culture Council for Central Oregon, provides arts services to the communities, artists and arts organizations in Deschutes, Jefferson and Crook counties. Arts Central receives support from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts for these services. Our purpose is to inspire creativity through arts education and to advocate for integration of the arts in all aspects of community life in Central Oregon. We accomplish our purpose through three distinct initiatives: arts education, advocacy, and cultural trust. We are able to provide arts education to our community through programs like our Art Station, VanGo, and Artists in Schools residencies.