Calling DC youth educators, teaching artists, and performers

DC Public Library is seeking proposals for the 2013 teen summer reading program. Potential workshops and performances should relate to the 2013 theme: Beneath the Surface.

Our targeted audience members are District teens, ages 12 to 19. We will hire performers/teaching artists to lead workshops or to perform at various library locations throughout the summer. The teen summer reading committee will select teaching artists/performers whose knowledge and skills meet the needs of District teens and whose workshops or performances are relevant to the Beneath the Surface theme.

Applicants are encouraged to interpret the theme creatively – we are imagining workshops exploring expression and identity, or focusing on topics like underground movements in art, dance, and music, gemstones, geology and design, or even the deconstruction and reconstruction of various technologies. If you are interested in working as a teaching artist or performer, please send the following information to Bobbie Dougherty, Barbara.Dougherty@dc.gov, by January 7th, 2013:

  • a brief description of your workshop or performance (workshops/performances should be between 30 and 45 minutes long)
  • a statement that tells how many workshops or performances you would like to give
  • a statement that tells when you would like to teach/perform (weekdays, weeknights, Saturdays, mornings, afternoons, or evenings)
  • your resume and booking information (with compensation rates)

In order to receive compensation, teaching artists/performers may need to be entered into DC Government’s PASS system. This registration process may take up to four weeks. Thus, it is imperative that you provide the above information to Bobbie Dougherty by close of business, January 7th, 2013. The teen summer reading committee looks forward to hearing from you. On its behalf, I thank you in advance for your interest in helping the DC Public Library serve District teens through literacy, technology, and arts-based programs.

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