Summer Art Artists in Residence
Call for Teaching Artists
Summer Art 2019: Past, Present, Future

The Salina Art Center is now accepting proposals for Summer Art 2019 Teaching Artist in Residence!

Now in its fortieth year, the Salina Art Center is a nonprofit, contemporary art and education center with the mission to “create exchanges among art, artists, and audiences that reveal life.” Located in historic Downtown Salina, the Art Center has a national reputation as an innovative, artist-supportive, and audience-responsive institution and is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Summer Art is one of the longest running educational programs at the Art Center; classes run for six weeks and engage hundreds of students.

Artists will be paid $25/hour per teaching hour; number of hours will depend on the amount of classes artists would like to teach . The Art Center will provide all workshop materials. In addition artists will have full access and use of the Art Center Warehouse apartment and studio space, be provided with a per diem, and be reimbursed for predetermined travel expenses. Additional community engagement opportunities may be available (artists talks, meet and greets, etc)

This year’s theme, Past, Present, Future, is inspired by Julia Goodman’s installation “200 Year Present” which will be exhibited at the Art Center May 1 – July 28, 2019.

The title is borrowed from activist Elise Boulding, who advocated for considering one hundred years into the past and one hundred years into the future when making current political, environmental and economic decisions. Goodman’s interpretation is meant to inspire leaders who will consider the long term perspective and impact of their decisions.

As always, the theme is suggested and meant to be interpreted broadly enough to encompass a wide variety of techniques, processes, and materials; and if you have an idea that is not related to Past, Present, Future please let us hear about it.

**Note to Artists: We often have requests for more drawing, painting, and technique based classes, particularly for older kids in middle and high school. Please keep this in mind!**

Each class runs for one week, Tuesday through Friday, between June 11 and July 26 (no classes the week of July 4). Maximum enrollment of 10 students per session for preschool and elementary, 12 for middle school and up. Minimum enrollment of 5 students must be reached for classes to run.

Preschool classes are one hour long and are offered in the morning (9-10 a.m. & 10:30-11:30 a.m.) and afternoon (1-2 p.m.). Ages 4-6.

Elementary classes are two hours long and are offered in the morning (9-11am) and afternoon (1-3 pm). Classes will be split into two groups, 1st - 2nd grade and 3rd - 5th grade.

Middle school classes are two hours long and are offered in the morning (9-11) or afternoon (1-3 p.m.). Please specify a time in your proposal. Grades 6-8.

High School/Adult classes are three hours long and are offered in the afternoon (1-4 p.m.) or evening (after 4). Ages 13 and up.

Please complete the following form to submit your proposal. If your workshop is selected Art Center staff will contact you to finalize details. If you have any questions please contact Gretchen Boyum at or call 785-827-1431

Deadline for proposals is February 1. Selected artists will be contacted within one week of deadline.

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