Compensation is $100 per week + a paid orientation meeting
CALL FOR ARTIST MENTORS
Project: Humanity is looking for GTA-based artists to join our roster of artist mentors for our COVID-19 Artist Partnership Program (CAPP).
During this pandemic, youth in shelters are feeling increased anxiety as their usual social and support networks become inaccessible. Concurrently, self-employed professional artists are facing their own kind of insecurity as key aspects of the culture sector remain on hold. Project: Humanity has developed a program that employs artists to help us serve these youth during this critical moment.
CAPP pairs youth in shelters with artists for weekly 1:1 online mentorship sessions in a discipline of their choosing. Our May/June 2020 pilot, which supported six youth in shelters and six artist-mentors — through creative work like poetry, visual art, learning guitar and songwriting — is poised to expand over the next few months, and we are looking for more artists to join our team.
The success of our pilot program has been based on pairing the right artist with the right youth in order to foster a meaningful relationship and growth.
In this vein, we particularly encourage the following candidates to apply:
- BIPOC, LGBTQ2 and other equity-seeking artists
- those with lived experience in the shelter/care system
- artists with some experience with youth facilitation and teaching
Compensation is $100 per week + a paid orientation meeting. Sessions run one hour each week over Zoom and are scheduled at the availability of both the mentor and mentee. This phase of the program is set to last 12 weeks but may be extended based on continued isolation due to COVID-19.
To apply, please visit www.projecthumanity.ca/join-our-team .
Posted by: Project: Humanity
For more information: http://www.projecthumanity.ca