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Creative Catalyst Fellowship

creative catalyst FELLOWSHIP in community engagement
Greensboro, N.C.
Application Deadline
April 17, 2020
fellowship duration
Six-month fellowship,
beginning May 2020 (tentative)
20-25 hours/week


About elsewhere

Since 2003 Elsewhere, a museum and artist residency in downtown Greensboro, N.C., has supported internationally recognized site-specific programs and public engagement. The Creative Catalyst Fellow is core to the organization's vision to ‘build more collaborative futures’. The Fellowship does so by implementing and administering effective outreach programs. This extraordinary fellowship opportunity is a six-month, part-time position of about 20-25 hours, beginning in May 2020. 

For more information about Elsewhere, visit www.goelsewhere.org.

The Creative Catalyst Fellowship in Community Engagement will focus on creating long-term plans for reactivating The Porch Project: The Black Lunch Tables, a piece created by artist Heather Hart as part of South Elm Projects in 2015. While a great deal of groundwork has been laid in developing relationships, processes, and procedures, the Creative Catalyst Fellow will work closely with and be mentored by Elsewhere’s professional team while researching the impetus behind the project, connect with the artists for insight, and create community connections to aid Elsewhere in finding a sustainable solution for the piece.

Duties include awareness of community issues and working with members to increase engagement initiatives. A willingness to grow citizen engagement, strong written/verbal communication, experience community organizing, and a creative, resourceful approach to problem-solving are essential parts of the Fellowship. The Creative Catalyst Fellowship is offered in partnership with the Thomas S. Kenan Institute for the Arts with additional support from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation.

About Creative Catalyst Fellowships

Creative Catalyst Fellowships are designed to develop and empower artist leaders, entrepreneurs, and innovators to lead, create, and make while engaging the arts and creative sector across the Southeast. These extraordinary opportunities are highly competitive, paid fellowships that will gain access to year-long educational and community building, including an online certificate program, mentoring, and networking, as well as participation in the annual Creative Catalyst Artivate Summit in Winston-Salem, N.C. on September 13-15. 

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 Elsewhere will participate in the Artists Thrive Summit held in Winston-Salem, N.C. July 21-24, 2020.

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