Teaching Artist in Residency (TAR) Program & Youth Entrepreneurial Spirit (YES) Deadline is November 15, 2023 for January start date
GlassRoots is excited to announce a new program, the Teaching Artist in Residency (TAR) program is now partnering with GlassRoots’ signature legacy program, Youth Entrepreneur Spirit (YES)
For more than 15 years, YES programs have been dedicated to nurturing and guiding the entrepreneurial spirit in High School aged Newark youth. Through teaching an in-depth, practical, hands-on course spanning 1 academic semester, participants conceptualize, execute, and learn the 21st-century skills necessary to maintain a creative business.
In the 2022- 23 academic year, we are expanding this program by partnering with creative leaders to act as faculty for this program. The goal is to draw on the professional experience of working artists, designers, and fabricators to inspire youth to dream big, learn new creative skills, explore business models, prepare business plans, and execute marketing strategies.
GlassRoots is committed to placing special emphasis on social responsibility and community enrichment narratives while confronting the realities of entrepreneurship and business ownership in an urban center. Students come from various backgrounds and schools in the greater Newark area to begin their journey as an entrepreneur.
Teaching Artist in Residency (TAR) Program
Teaching Artist in Residency (TAR) is a new initiative from GlassRoots that aims to support teaching artists to serve the greater community of Newark and the surrounding areas by passing on techniques of glass working coupled with contemporary professional practices.
This engagement comes with a fiduciary compensation package for teaching but a key element is the use of the whole GlassRoots facility to produce one's own work .
GlassRoots will provide the TAR candidate with several hours a week in studio usage and limited onsite storage in exchange to be the lead on the Youth Entrepreneur Spirit (YES).
Teaching Artist in Residency Commitment and Responsibilities:
Teach the Y.E.S program at Newark studio 1x week for 3 hours Assist in developing the program Be available for related meetings, tours and shows Work during normal business hours (9 am- 9 pm) Produce final report Donate a piece of art to the annual auction
Application Instructions: Application Deadline is November 15, 2023 Please submit the following via email to Michelle Knox, Program Manager With the Subject Line : TAR Application firstname.lastname@example.org
A Brief Letter of Interest 5- 10 images of relevant work ( JPG or PDF only) Resume
Qualifications: 5 - 10 years teaching, glass experience and entrepreneurial experience Must be able to pass a background check Must be able to provide references