RFP: Art Making Workshops

Los Angeles, CA
The Getty 

Request for Proposals

Art-Making Workshops at the J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum Education Department is currently seeking artist proposals to design and conduct drop-in art-making workshops for families that are inspired by the Getty collection.

Target audience: Families with children of all ages (preschool to teenagers), along with their caregivers. Program serves about 200 visitors per day during a four-hour period.

Workshop Information:

               Location: Workshops will take place at drop-in tables in the Museum Courtyard.

Timing: Drop-in tables operate for about four hours per program day during Summer 2016. Projects should take visitors approximately 15-30 minutes to complete.

Objectives: To explore an aspect of work(s) of art in the Getty collection through close observation and creativity. Out-of-the box approaches to exploring the Getty’s collection are especially desirable.

Deadline for proposals: Thursday, Feb. 12, 2016 

Please include the following information in your proposal:

1) Your contact information including an email address and phone number

2) Brief description of the workshop concept (no more than 150 words)

3) Name of the work(s) of art or artist(s) that serve as inspiration for the project. The Getty’s online collections catalogue provides detailed information about the collection: http://www.getty.edu/art/collection/ . PLEASE NOTE: Works of art selected should be from the permanent collections and regularly on view, such as paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts. Please avoid the use of works on paper that are regularly off of view.

4) Description of the art-making activity, including types of materials that might be used, estimate of time it takes to complete, and details about how it is appropriate for different ages.

5) Resume that includes any relevant teaching experience or experience working with children.

 Please email all proposals and resumes to [email protected]

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