Ends on June 1, 2018

Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is accepting project proposals from teaching artists for paid residencies! Teen Lounge is a free, drop-in afterschool arts program providing young people ages 13-19 with opportunities to meet and collaborate with working Philly artists. Participating teens evaluate proposals submitted by teaching artists through the RFP (Request for Proposals) process.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, May 30 for projects in September - December 2018. Students will be selecting roughly six visiting artists, who are compensated up to $600 for 4 sessions with a supply budget of $150. Additional artists may be considered for 1- or 2-day workshop opportunities. Artists will be invited to a mandatory proposal review fair scheduled for Wednesday, June 6 to meet Teen Lounge students and present their project ideas -- students will then vote to choose the artists they want to work with in the Fall term.

Your workshop proposal should offer young people an exciting opportunity to be introduced to a medium or explore a theme of relevance to this age group. The workshop must be completed in 6-8 hours (3-4 sessions) maximum. Experimental proposals are encouraged! Previous teaching experience is helpful but not required. 

Workshops will be held on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:00 pm. Up to 15 students attend Teen Lounge daily, from a variety of levels in art making experiences -- however, due to the drop-in structure of the program, the class group can vary from session to session. Please keep this in mind when designing your workshop. 

Questions? Contact Layla Ehsan, Teen Lounge Coordinator: lehsan@fleisher.org


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