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Creative Greensboro

Creative Catalyst Fellowship

creative catalyst FELLOWSHIP in public art
Creative Greensboro
Greensboro, N.C.
Application Deadline
April 17, 2020
fellowship duration
Six-month fellowship,
beginning May 2020 (tentative)
20 hours/week


Creative Greensboro seeks a Creative Catalyst Fellow in Public Art to support the development of a coordinated inventory of public artworks in Greensboro, N.C. and opportunities to increase public awareness of and engagement with the collection. This part-time position will last approximately six months, beginning in May 2020, and will require approximately 20 hours per week of dedicated work by the Fellow. This fellowship position is a part of the Creative Catalyst Program of the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts, with additional support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

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 four goals articulated in Greensboro’s Cultural Arts Master Plan:

About Creative Catalyst Fellowships

Creative Catalyst Fellowships will 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. These highly competitive, paid fellowships will support the next generation of artist leaders. Creative Catalyst Fellows will gain access to year-long educational and community building opportunities, including an online certificate program, mentoring and networking, as well as participation in the annual Artivate Summit in Winston-Salem, NC on September 13-15, 2020.

All registration and travel expenses for the Certificate and Artivate are covered in the fellowship and are at no additional cost to the Fellow.

In addition, the Creative Catalyst Fellow with Creative Greensboro will participate in the Artists Thrive Summit held in Winston-Salem, NC July 21-24, 2020.

Fellowship Description

The Creative Catalyst Fellow with Creative Greensboro offers a compelling opportunity to actively contribute to and learn from the development of cultural policy with this newly established municipal office in North Carolina’s third largest city. The Fellow will collaborate with city leadership and external partners to conceive, develop and implement strategies related to the documentation of and engagement with the city’s growing public art collection, including publicly and private owned works. By building an understanding of the assets and liabilities within the collection owned by the City and of the practices used by partners who have contributed to the collection, the Fellow will support development of policy that directs the future maintenance, deaccessioning, and acquisition of City-owned works.

Responsibilities + Opportunities

Qualifications + Skills

Fellowship candidates must be effective communicators and collaborators with project management experience, the ability to self-direct, and proficiency in Microsoft Office and WordPress platforms. Candidates should bring an interest in and experience working at the nexus of arts and community along with a developed practice as a visual artist. Ideal fellowship candidates will hold at least a Bachelor’s Degree in an arts related field, have past experience documenting public art through photography, and prior commission(s) as a public artist. 

The Creative Catalyst Fellowship in Public Art will require approximately 20 hours of dedicated work per week, occurring primarily during Creative Greensboro office hours (Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-5 pm). This is a six-month fellowship, beginning in May 2020.  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 Creative Catalyst Fellow in Public Art 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.