Creative Greensboro

Creative Catalyst Fellowship

creative catalyst FELLOWSHIP in Neighborhood arts
Creative Greensboro
Greensboro, N.C.
Application Deadline
April 30, 2021
fellowship duration
Seven-month fellowship,
beginning June 2021
20 hours/week


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Creative Greensboro seeks a Creative Catalyst Fellowship in Neighborhood Arts to support the implementation of a currently developing neighborhood-based artist residency program. This part-time position will last approximately 7 months, beginning in June 2021, and will require approximately 20 hours per week of dedicated work by the Fellow. Creative Catalyst Fellowships are a program of theThomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at UNC School of the Arts. This position is supported, in part, by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.  

job Description

The Creative Catalyst Fellow with Creative Greensboro offers a compelling opportunity to actively support the newly created Neighborhood Arts: Residency Program. The Fellow will collaborate with Creative Greensboro and other City staff along with selected residency partners and neighborhoods to support and document three distinct six-month neighborhood-based artist residencies. 

Residencies will occur June-November, 2021 in the Dudley Heights, Glenwood, and Kings Forest neighborhoods of Greensboro. These communities were selected as a result of their inclusion as neighborhoods for focused reinvestment in the recently adopted Housing GSO plan. Each residency will use the visual arts (at minimum, painting) to engage neighborhood residents in a variety of participatory programming. Each residency will culminate in the installation of a large-scale street or sidewalk mural in the neighborhood. 

The Fellow will support administrative and project management needs of the residency program including processing payment requests to resident artists, supporting space reservation and communication needs for residency activities, and facilitation of a peer network group for the resident artists and neighborhood representatives. The Fellow will also be expected to lead on the creation of written, photographic, and/or video documentation of residency activities.


Candidates must be effective communicators and collaborators with significant project management experience, the ability to self-direct, and proficiency in Microsoft Office platforms. Candidates should bring an interest in and experience working at the nexus of art and community along with professional experience documenting creative work through writing and photography or video. Experience working with outdoor mural projects is desirable. Ideal candidates will hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree in an arts related field, and have past experience working with outdoor mural projects.

Note: The Fellow may not be simultaneously engaged as a residency partner for this program or hold other concurrent employment with the City of Greensboro. 

The role will require approximately 20 hours of dedicated work per week, occurring during Creative Greensboro office hours (Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm) along with some evenings and weekends. This is a 7 month fellowship, likely to begin in June 20201.  A work station and necessary technology will be provided by Creative Greensboro. The Fellow must have a valid driver’s license and the ability to travel throughout the area to complete the duties of the fellowship.


The fellow will be compensated competitively as a part-time (roster) employee of the City of Greensboro. Mileage reimbursement and a flexible work schedule will be offered. The role is non-exempt under FLSA and does not qualify for additional benefits. 

About Creative Greensboro

Creative Greensboro, the city’s office of arts and culture, provides support for, ensures access to, and drives awareness of Greensboro’s creative community. Through a range of programs, services, and partnerships, we support the development of a vibrant city.

Founded in 2019, Creative Greensboro oversees strategic and tactical implementation of the 4 goals articulated in Greensboro’s Cultural Arts Master Plan:

About Creative Catalyst Fellowships

Creative Catalyst Fellowships, in partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts at UNC School of the Arts, are highly competitive, paid fellowships that advance artist leadership through skill-building, mentoring, and community of practice; strengthen creative community networks to better address regional gaps; foster systemic approaches to increase access, inclusion and equity; and embrace participation and exchange across the creative sector.  Creative Catalyst Fellows will also gain access to educational and community-building opportunities.