2020 Call-out for Contemporary Artists
AWESOME Arts is looking for contemporary artists/ arts educators with experience working with young people in diverse communities.

Successful artists will be added to our database for consideration for the Creative Challenge program and specific projects as they arise.

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About Creative Challenge
Creative Challenge is AWESOME’s year-round artist-in-residency program that celebrates the bright young things living in regional and remote Western Australia. Two artists work in each community for one/two week to share their knowledge and skills. The program is process-driven, involving participants in research, conceptual development, and creation of artwork that communicates the uniqueness of their community.

These residencies aim to spark creative play, independent thinking, and storytelling, with our key aspiration being to give voice to young West Australian’s living in regional and remote communities. The program is renowned for offering high quality arts experiences, encouraging young people to consider their individual and collective community identity.

About the theme: Tell Me More
The 2020 theme "Tell Me More" celebrates the voices of young people living in Western Australia, encouraging storytelling. The theme invites discussion of important narratives in the community, within families, with friends and of self-identity. "Tell Me More" encourages participants to consider the value of stories around them, exploring how we can hear from others, give them a voice, and make a record of community history.  Children are empowered to celebrate self-expression, to be heard, and to listen.  
Effects of COVID
In the interests of public health and safety, and due to border closures this program was put on hold for the first half of 2020. Now that most regional communities are comfortable to welcome outside visitors in for residencies we have a large amount of the program to present from August - December this year. We are currently prioritising looking for artists who have availability during Term 3.

AWESOME Arts is a COVID safe workplace and is adhering to all government and health requirements to protect the WA community.
Eligibility
Essential Criteria:
- Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a practicing artist and/or
- Minimum qualification tertiary qualifications in a relevant arts/education discipline.
- Must have or obtain a current West Australian Working with Children Check.
- Experience working with young people and/or in a school environment.
- Experience working on community arts projects.  

Desirable Criteria:
- Experience working with Indigenous people.
- Experience working in rural and remote communities.

Preference will be given to candidates who:
Deliver high quality artists experiences for participants.
Demonstrate they can effectively involve young people in a creative process.
Incorporate professional learning opportunities for educators.
Link their creative process to the current Western Australian Curriculum.

How to Apply
Please submit:
Response to Selection Criteria below

Essential Supporting Documentation:
CV (1 page)
2 professional referee contacts
3 images of previous work and/or a link to a website

Deadline: 9AM Fri 2 October 2020
Submit supporting documentation via email to:
 
Brianna Wotzko,
Education Manager
education@awesomearts.com 
Subject line: 2020 AWESOME Creative Challenge Application.

Further Information
For further information please look at the AWESOME Arts website and Facebook page:
- http://www.awesomearts.com/ 
- https://www.facebook.com/awesomeartsau/ 
Previous Creative Challenge Projects can be viewed on our Facebook Page or website at https://awesomearts.com/creative-challenge-regional/.
Due to border closures artists must be based in Western Australia.

For further information or any queries, please contact Brianna on education@awesomearts.com.

Deadline: 9AM Fri 2 Oct 2020
Artist Application Questions
Full Name *
Email Address *
Contact Phone Number *
Link to Website
Please include a link to professional website if you have one.
WWCC Number
Please include Valid WA Working With Children Check Number if you already have one. Please Note: If you don't have a WWCC you will be required to apply for one to work with AWESOME Arts.
Selection Criteria
1. Describe your arts practice and facilitation, as it relates to contemporary process-driven community arts. *
(Recommended length between 100- 300 words)
2. Drawing on your experience, explain how you would go about creatively engaging with children and young people in regional and remote WA. In particular, discuss your previous experience working in schools/education facilities and name any regional schools if applicable. *
(Recommended length between 100- 300 words)
3. Tell us how you would approach the 2020 project theme "Tell Me More". In particular, describe how you might facilitate a story through exploration of local culture and identity in an innovative way using your own arts practice. *
(Recommended length between 100- 300 words)
4. Please detail any previous experience delivering a sponsorship message; handling sponsor materials including signage, merchandise and message promotion. *
(Recommended length between 100- 300 words)
I will email the following support documents: *
 Submit supporting documentation via email to:  Brianna Wotzko, Education Manager education@awesomearts.com Subject line: 2020 AWESOME Creative Challenge Application.
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Deadline: 9AM Fri 2 October 2020
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