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Teen Lounge at Fleisher Art Memorial is accepting project proposals from teaching artists for paid virtual residencies! Teen Lounge is a free, drop-in after school arts program providing young people ages 13-19 with opportunities to meet and collaborate with working Philly artists.

In light of COVID-19, all Teen Lounge programming has been moved online - we're seeking four teaching artists to share their knowledge, creativity and inspiration in this new virtual realm.

 Your proposal should offer young people an exciting opportunity to explore a theme of relevance to their age group, or experiment with materials they can access easily at home. Please also keep in mind that many of our students are coping with a lot of change and uncertainty right now - so upholding a flexible, low-stress and uplifting environment for our youth is key! Providing multiple levels of engagement for teens (like actively participating in the project, just watching, or following written instructions on their own time) will make a strong proposal.

The submission deadline is Wednesday, February 3 for projects in March-April. After submitting a proposal, 8 artists will be invited to attend a mandatory proposal review fair scheduled for Monday, February 8, 4:00-6:00pm to meet Teen Lounge students and give a brief presentation on their idea (3-5 minutes - teaching artists may optionally submit a short video instead of presenting live). Students will then vote to select which projects to run for the Spring term. Students will be selecting 4 visiting artists, who are compensated at $500 for 8 hours of instruction total.

 Workshops will be held on Zoom, once a week for four consecutive weeks, on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays from 4:00-6:00pm. 5-10 students attend our Zoom calls daily, from a variety of levels in art making experience and access to materials -- 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!

    If you have any questions, or if any aspect of this application poses a barrier to your participation, please feel free to contact Layla Ehsan, Teen Lounge Coordinator: lehsan@fleisher.org

Teen Lounge seeks to be an inclusive and generative space for youth and adults of all identities and backgrounds - people of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who may contribute to the diversification of ideas are strongly encouraged to apply!

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