The City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture is looking for workshops, trainings, presentations, seminars, or other educational formats that provide individual artists, culture workers, and other members of the larger arts and culture community with technical skills, practical knowledge, and concrete resources to help individuals advance their artistic and professional careers.
Topics should relate to some professional aspect of being an artist, culture worker, or creative organizer, including but not limited to:
Anti-Racism: Designing assessments, conducting reflections, implementing reforms, and other ways of building cultural competency for individual staff and advance equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives within organizations.
Artist Professional Development: Crafting artist statements or grant proposals, assembling portfolios, formatting resumes or CVs, engaging in collaborations, and other resources and tools to help individual artists pursue opportunities that advance their careers.
Arts Learning: Developing curriculum and lesson plans, partnering with educational institutions, exploring pedagogy, and other skills and knowledge that help artists advance their teaching practice.
Community Outreach and Engagement: Providing resources and trainings that help individuals and organizations engage with specific communities such as BIPOC, disabled, elderly, immigrant, incarcerated, LGBTQ+, undocumented, unsheltered, and youth.
Development: Planning giving campaigns, stewarding donors, writing grants and proposals, and other practices to assist organizations in development and fundraising
Events and Programs: Building timelines, finding venues, managing registration portals, designing feedback surveys, administering evaluations, preparing reports, and other logistics and details to help individuals and organizers coordinate and manage events and programs.
Finances and Operations: Proposing budgets, tracking expenses and revenue, filing taxes, preparing invoices, drafting contracts or agreements, managing inventory, and other resources and tools for helping artists and organizations keep their finances in good health.
Management: Conducting performance reviews, improving communication, increasing teamwork, supervising employees, and other resources and tools to help individuals manage staff and volunteers.
Marketing: Drafting communications, designing graphics and printed materials, posting on social media, creating websites, producing podcasts or videos, managing newsletters, pitching media, and other resources and tools to help artists and culture workers promote their work.
Nonprofit: Recruiting board members, filing paperwork, and other knowledge and tools for creating and sustaining nonprofit organizations.
Please note: workshops should *not* provide instruction in actual art practices or disciplines.
Details and Logistics
As this is your proposal,
details are up to you. The mode can be in-person, virtual, or hybrd. Workshops can be facilitated by individuals or groups. Each workshop can be from one to three hours long, and take place in a single session or across multiple weeks. Please note: we prefer single sessions to multiple weeks. All workshops should be open to the public and free. However, facilitators can encourage donations to a nonprofit organization of their choice.
As we're particularly interested in interactive formats, concrete takeaways, and experiential learning, we expect all facilitators to
prepare a handout, presentation or other visual aids to supplement instruction, support attendees learning, and ensure the overall quality of the educational experience,.
Similarly, we would also ask you to think about how you can structure your workshop to vary the pacing and encourage connections and relationships among attendees. For example: rather than delivering a long, uninterrupted lecture, you could incorporate larger discussions or break out into smaller groups.
Additionally, all facilitators will be required to submit
a simple agenda, outline, or lesson plan before their workshop for feedback and review. POAC will provide guidance, resources, and other forms of support throughout the process. More details about submitting and reviewing materials will provided at the appropriate time.