Call For Artists!

CSC Facilitating Artist Positions

Part Time | Independent Contractor | 1-5 hours / week

Contract Dates:  July 2019–June 2020 – opportunity to continue

**Required orientation and training Sept. 20th – 22nd**

Compensation: $40-50/hr. (based on training and experience)

 

CSC is hiring facilitating artists in all genres; dance, music, theater, visual arts, etc. to provide enrichment programs for K-12 students. Seeking candidates who are committed to providing artistic and educational excellence in alignment with the CSC mission, vision, and values. CSC also has occasional opportunities to participate in performances and workshops outside of regularly scheduled enrichment programs.

 

At CSC, we teach practical frameworks of Social Justice through Arts Engagement and Restorative practices. As a facilitating artist, you will be given the tools to teach an understanding of systems of oppression, social identities, community engagement and more to all school levels. As a facilitating artist, you will have a tremendously positive effect on your community through relationships with youth.

 

Responsibilities:

Facilitating Artists are primarily responsible for independently planning and teaching weekly classes utilizing the CSC Curriculum and Model – integrating social justice frameworks and restorative practices, with arts education. Classes follow a specific structure and allow room for creative liberty, while working with students to develop a culminating presentation or performance. Facilitating Artists are responsible for administering post student assessments, as well as completing weekly planning documents. Facilitating artists are required to complete the orientation and training September 20th-22nd (meals provided), as well as additional orientation and training as needed.

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Commitment to the CSC mission, vision, and values.
  • Commitment to the CSC Organizational Agreements and Restorative System in principle and practice.
  • 2 years experience as a teaching artist in the specified art form, with clear understanding of youth arts education, development, and engagement.
  • Proactive, self-motivated, positive attitude, able to work independently and interdependently with the diverse CSC Team, students, and community.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A passion to learn social, racial, and restorative justice.
  • Critical, strategic thinking and the capacity to manage multiple priorities.
  • Flexibility to adjust and creatively navigate unforeseen challenges.
  • Working knowledge of Google Drive and Surveymonkey preferred.
  • CSC team members are required to participate in the facilitator training once each year.

To apply for a Facilitating Artist position, please send a cover letter stating your interest in working with CSC and specifying your art forms,  with a resume, references, and 3 examples of your work to bianca@creativestrategiesforchange.com. Please visit the website to learn more about the organization, and don’t hesitate to contact

 

CSC strongly encourages applications from diverse, creative, leaders of color for all listed positions. Creative Strategies for Change is committed to a policy of equitable representation across the organization and will not discriminate on the basis of race, ability status, sex, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, ethnicity, religion, age, socioeconomic status, or other social identities.

Facilitator Training January 2019

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Here’s some excellent news to start your 2019– The Creative Strategies for Change Facilitator Workshop is taking place January 11th-13th!   Register here to claim your space:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-strategies-for-change-facilitator-workshop-2019-winter-tickets-52549879103

At this event, you’ll learn skills and tools to navigate your own life experience, as well as to successfully communicate with others around challenging topics.  This immersive, interactive, and impactful weekend experience will grow your knowledge of yourself, identity, power, oppression, liberation, and the many factors that make up the context in which we live… and why that all matters!

We’ll examine power, privilege, and oppression in profound and accessible ways, and also learn the antidote: how to achieve liberation!  We’ll be getting deeply in touch with ourselves while making connections with the amazing new people around us!   You’ll walk away with new creative facilitation techniques, a fresh understanding of yourself and your place in the world, knowledge of social justice and restorative practices, new language to use around tough topics, and the confidence to make your own unique mark on the world!

Here’s what some of our past attendees have said:

“The workshop was phenomenal and truly a gift. The information present far exceeded my expectations in depth and clarity. The artistic expression and interactive games truly highlighted concepts that I otherwise would have had a hard time explain to constituents in classrooms.”
 
“Thank you so much for your creativity. Your content was wonderful, but *how* you taught the content really made an impression.”
 
“This was an amazing workshop! The facilitators were amazing and the experience proved to be inclusive not just across our identities, but our experiences as well.”
 
There is a clear commitment to continued growth, and this was probably the best training of this nature that I’ve been a part of.”
“LOVED IT! The facilitators were engaging, as was the material. It was reflective and introspective, as well as collaborative and eye-opening.”
The next step is to see for yourself– register for this incredible event to see what knowledge, growth, and inspiration your experience will bring!  Claim your spot here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/creative-strategies-for-change-facilitator-workshop-2019-winter-tickets-52549879103
We meet first on Friday from 6-9pm, then from 10am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.  Food is provided, and there are plenty of breaks.
If you have any questions about the event or registration, feel free to e-mail us at csc@creativestrategiesforchange.com.  We hope to see you in January!

 

September With CSC!

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CSC is thrilled to be hosting more community events in our space at the Whittier Neighborhood Association Community Center. Please mark your calendars and join us on September 13th, and every second Thursday, for our Restorative Practice Sessions. These sessions are meant for us to come together in community and practice facilitation, transformative justice, community accountability, and restorative systems. Navigating conflict takes practice: this time is about doing so in community. These events are open to the public and donation-based. No one will be turned away; any donations collected go to funding future restorative practice events and circles.

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Join us on September 27th for Community Cypher: Place Matters. Community Cypher includes intergenerational, interactive performances and dialogue around our relationships to the shifting landscape of community, culture, and access, both in Denver, and in a more universal sense. This is an invitation to reckon with the diverse perspectives and roles we play. The heart of the work centralizes our shared humanity and liberation. Free event, sponsored by Meow Wolf!

Creative Strategies for Change. 2900 Downing St. Suite 1B. Denver, CO. 80205

Join us for our upcoming Facilitator Workshop!

Join us for an interactive introduction to the CSC 3 Facilitation Model, integrating social justice frameworks, arts engagement, and restorative practices. This model has relevant applications for navigating challenging conversations in a variety of contexts, incuding classrooms, organizations and communities.

If you are interested in working with CSC, or are considering if CSC’s programs and services might be right for your school or organization, this is a great opportunity to dig in and learn more. 

Group rates are one way to make the workshop accessible for all people. If you are unable to pay the organizational rate, individual rates are also an option for organizations.

Sliding scale, work exchange, scholarships, and group discounts available if needed. Follow the ticket link for details!

Friday, August 3rd: 6:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday, August 4th: 10:00am-5:00pm

Sunday, August 5th: 10:00am-5:00pm

REGISTER HERE!


January 2018 Facilitator Workshop

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In 2018 we are back with our Bi-Annual Facilitator Workshop from January 5th-7th.

This workshop is an interactive introduction to the CSC 3 Facilitation Model, integrating social justice frameworks, arts engagement, and restorative practices. This model has relevant applications in any context where people live and work together.

If you are interested in working with CSC, or are considering if CSC’s programs and services might be right for your school or organization, this is a great opportunity to dig in and learn more.

Sliding scale, work exchange, scholarships, and group/organization discounts available.

Registration open now, link here!