Artist Facilitator Residency 2013-2014

August 10, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 10, 2013

Media Contact: DaVena Jordan

912.704.3812

djordan@awolinc.org

All Walks of Life launches Artist Facilitator Career Development Initiative

Selected artist will receive career training and cash stipends

LINK TO ONLINE APPLICATION: Artist Facilitator Career Development Residency Application

SAVANNAH, Ga. – All Walks of Life, Inc. (AWOL) has launched a new initiative aimed at enhancing the teaching skills of rising and career artist within the field of arts and technology education and youth development. Applications for its Artist Facilitator Career Development Residency will be accepted through September 30, 2013 online at http://www.awolinc.org.

The organization is currently seeking artist for our Arts and Technology After School Programs at both the Savannah and Atlanta locations for the FY 2013-2014 season. This is an Artist Facilitator Career Development Residency position and will require selected artist to work with youth in the evenings 2-4 days a week and some Saturdays. For the past 20 years AWOL has worked with hundreds of local, regional and national artist to provide high quality arts based education programs for youth at-risk. Artist with the ability to facilitate and spark learning among youth populations are in high demand throughout the nation. AWOL has served as a valuable resource and springboard for many artist leading to presentations of their work to audiences of 3000+ visitors and community members. AWOL’s lead artist staff have a combined 30+ years experience in the art of instruction, education, youth development, mentoring and arts administration.

Selected artist must be motivated, quick learners with the ability to adjust in a fast paced environment. Artist will be trained to teach introductory and intermediate material to youth populations and would be responsible for the organization and management of youth services utilizing AWOL’s Arts & Youth Curriculum Guide as a resource to support the presentation of the work.

Some of the types of artist included would be theater professionals, choreographers, stage Managers, technical production, sound & audio engineers, hip-hop and R & B artist, singers, songwriters, producers, film & video editors, producers, directors. Benefits of participation include a unique opportunity to build artist repertoire through professional mentoring and training, access to nearly 100+ engaged creative minds ages 7-18, new skills in the art of teaching and mentoring through the arts, as well as cash stipends of $500-$1500 based upon selected arts program.

For more information and to apply online visit the organization website at www.awolinc.org. Applications will be accepted through September 30, 2013

Selection of participants will be ongoing, artist are strongly encouraged to apply ASAP. Space is limited

General email inquiries may be sent to:

DaVena Jordan, Executive Director djordan@awolinc.org and/or

Lakesha Green, Art & Youth Development Director kgreen@awolinc.org

Phone: Savannah-912-303-4987 Atlanta-404-954-2965

ABOUT AWOL:

The mission of the organization is to promote and provide self-awareness through the use of Poetry, Hip Hop, and Life. This mission is accomplished by providing youth with safe and free after-school and evening arts-based educational programs. The organization’s main goal is to successfully develop youth in an environment that encourages respect, education, creativity and most of all non-violence.