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Payne-Phalen Community Council

Community Engagement Artists

Location: MN - Twin Cities Metro
Type: Contract / Freelance
Category: Community engagement
Deadline: March 1, 2020

City: St. Paul, MN
Stipend: An “Artist Salary Fund” of $39,000 has been set-up to cover the cost of Artist salaries. Each selected Artist’s salary will be based on qualifications. Additional funds and resources are also set up.  See link below for details.
Website: http://tiny.cc/RFQ-PPCC

Job description

The Payne-Phalen Community Council intends to hire two (2) artists who have demonstrated experience creating socially and community engaged art and who also have the capacity to work collaboratively with diverse communities in a culturally sensitive environment. Springboard for the Arts will assist PPCC to select, hire, and support artists in the project.

Our project is to carry out the re-creation and update of the Payne-Phalen district plan through a robust public engagement process that is deliberately designed to bring together the diverse communities within the district.

Artists will work collaboratively with the Payne-Phalen Community Council to design, produce and facilitate project activities through a series of community activities and events meant to draw out and build upon community knowledge and experience.

The Artist’s role will be to lead community members and the general public and to support and encourage them to take an active role in all phases of the actual city-planning work:
(1) Information collection and community input
(2) Assessment and analysis of collected information
(3) The creation and articulation of a collective vision

Likewise, Artists will also lead community members and participants through the preparation of the actual finished plan document. Throughout the project, Artists will be working cooperatively with PPCC staff. While artists will be expected to make contributions to the planning work and the contents of the final planning document, the Artists are not expected to actually write the final document on their own.

Qualifications or requirements

Eligibility:

• Artists of any discipline may apply.
• Demonstrated experience creating socially and community engaged art and working in a collaborative environment with other artists, community, staff, and volunteers.
• Artists who have demonstrated experience working with diverse communities in a culturally sensitive environment
• Artists must be able to meet in person in the Payne-Phalen area of Saint Paul over the duration of the project.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Artists who have demonstrated experience working on topics and issues related to city, neighborhood, and/or community planning.
• Artists of any discipline who have demonstrated experience/capacity living or working in the Payne-Phalen community are encouraged to apply.
• Artists of any discipline who have demonstrated experience/capacity living or working in any of other the communities on St. Paul’s East Side are also encouraged to apply.

NOTE: Artists who have less experience but can demonstrate their interest in, and capacity for working on topics and issues related to city, neighborhood, and/or community planning are also encouraged to apply.

Selection Criteria:

Artists will be evaluated on the following criteria:
• Quality of artist’s past work as demonstrated in the submitted materials.
• Experience working collaboratively as part of a team.
• Artist’s experience engaging diverse communities.
• Indication that artist is interested in engaging community and translating their artistic endeavors into a community planning process.
• Artists who have less experience will be evaluated on their demonstrated interest in and capacity for working with diverse communities in a culturally sensitive environment

How to apply

Please see the full RFQ for more information and instructions for applying: http://tiny.cc/RFQ-PPCC

Once you’ve read the RFQ and prepared all materials, please upload your completed application to this page: https://www.dropbox.com/request/ClhVRQsGhb5o88imTeFc

Deadline: Sunday, March 1, 2020 11:59pm

Questions via email will be answered on a best effort basis. Please contact Sam Buffington at sam@springboardforthearts.org or Jack Byers at jackbyers@paynephalen.org