We’re looking for a go-getter! A smart, feisty, team-oriented, and resourceful emerging creative professional ready to jump in and learn with our CEO, collaborators, and team members. Are you that person? We sure hope so.
The Arts-in-Action (AIA) Fellowship program grows out of our long-standing internship program. Over the last six years, we have trained and mentored emerging professionals and college students interested in our approach to cultural arts direct action, social practice, and community-based creative programs. Through the generous support of our community, our internship is grown into a fellowship experience. in 2016, BDAC welcomes our inaugural AIA fellow.
AIA is an intensive, experiential program that weaves together (wo)mentorship, community action, training and personal development in the fields of cultural activism, community education, creative performance and arts entrepreneurship.
Here’s what you can expect
1. An extensive orientation and on-boarding process.
2. Real work in the field of engagement, project and curriculum design, facilitation.
3. Leadership opportunities.
4. One-on-one coaching sessions.
5. An opportunity for self-guided fellowship project.
6. Course credit may be available.
7. *Fellowship honorarium.
-Bachelor’s degree or in progress in writing, history, visual, or performing arts or a comparable degree or experience.
-Integrity and accountability to yourself and others.
-Ability to be honest and humble.
-Ability to work with an intergenerational community.
-Ability to listen deeply.
-Ability to self-start and complete tasks with a high degree of excellence.
-Ability to work with people of a differing spiritual/religious practice, socio-economic status, genders, sexual orientations, immigration status.
-Ability to collaborate and work on a team led by womanists,feminists, activists, and radical educators.
-Ability to work virtually and in non-traditional settings
-Excellent listening skills.
-Excellent writing skills.
-Excellent research skills.
-Excellent interpersonal skills.
-Excellent social media skills.
-Experience facilitating creative arts workshops.
-Familiarity with our process and our methodology.
-Layout and graphic design experience a plus.
-Spanish language speaker a plus.
-Support/collaborate on current cultural initiatives
-Support/collaborate on the development of emerging engagement campaigns and programs
-Support curriculum development
-Support development and sustaining of collaborations and partnerships
-Complete one or more special projects.
Applicants should submit
-Letter of Application or Video of Application
-Contacts for 3 Professional References
-Sample Lesson Plan
-Creative Work Sample
In your letter:
-Write about why this fellowship interests you.
-Write about your artistic, creative, or social practice.
-Describe an experience working with community.
-Investigate one of BDACs collaborators and come up with two ideas to improve their engagement practice.
-Describe what cultural arts direct action means to you and how it impacts your work.
-Describe what you are prepared to teach and why.
-Describe what you want to learn and why.
Letters should be no more that 3 pages.
Videos should be no more than 5 minutes.
All fellows will report directly to BDACs CEO, Ebony Noelle Golden.
Please send complete packages to email@example.com by February 15.
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Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.
Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated.
*Betty’s Daughter Arts Collaborative reserves the right to terminate any and all contracts, fellowships, and/or contractual employment.