Call for Community-Based Artists in Western New York
December 7, 2021
About the Tele-Stories Program
Tele-Stories invites elders into creative and engaging conversations from the comfort of their own homes. Building from the concept of “well check calls” which are meant to address basic physical needs, Tele-Stories tends to social and emotional wellbeing by using creativity to forge connections and reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. Click here to learn more.
With the support of grant funding from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation, TimeSlips is recruiting four Community-Engaged Artists located in Western New York to engage isolated older adults in rural and suburban Western New York communities. Because the need for engagement is urgent, we anticipate a short recruitment/selection period. Artists will need to be dependable, resourceful, and able to thrive in a virtual team environment. Because we are working with a vulnerable population, all artists must pass a background check.
How to Apply
Please submit a letter of interest, resume and three artistic samples of your own artwork or work you facilitate with non-artists (links to audio files, images, writing, etc.), and the names and contact information for two references who can directly address your skills in relation to this position by no later than Friday, January 14th, 2022, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Community-Engaged Artist Tele-Stories.