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Call for Proposals: Art & Craft Instructional Videos

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) invites proposals from Puget Sound region visual artists and craftspeople to produce short, instructional videos for BIMA’s ongoing virtual program, Art in Action #BIMAfromHome.

Program Overview
BIMA has created over 70 videos to engage learners of all ages. These short video lessons explore techniques and concepts related to contemporary art and craft, with an emphasis on using materials easily accessible at home. Videos premiere and are archived  on BIMA’s Facebook and YouTube page. This library is accessed by individuals, families, and K-12 teachers in our region and beyond.

Opportunity
We are seeking artists to produce 1-5 videos for the Art in Action program (3-5 minutes each, in length), between February  and May 2021. Qualified applicants will  be experienced teaching artists (arts integration and social-emotional learning emphasis a plus). Artists must be comfortable teaching on camera and will negotiate either filming using their own video production equipment (smartphone or web camera) from home; or on-site with BIMA staff support and equipment.

Compensation
This project is supported by a Community Consortium grant from the Washington State Arts Commission (ArtsWA). Contracted artists will receive honoraria ($150 per video, up to $750 total) for their work, as well as publicity (in the form of hyperlinks to the artist’s website or social media) through BIMA’s social media channels.  An additional transportation stipend  is available for those traveling to BIMA for recording.

Proposals
Please email Emma Cantrell, School & Youth programs manager, emma@biartmuseum.org with the subject line “Art in Action Proposal”. Please include:

  1. Your resume, including teaching experience
  2. 5-10 Images of your work or website link
  3. A one page cover letter describing:
    1. Your experience with producing digital videos
    2. Your preference for producing videos from home (with your own equipment) or working with BIMA staff and equipment on-site.
    3. 3-5 ideas for video topics* related to your practice *Before drafting your proposal, please review BIMA’s library of videos, to ensure you are proposing topics that have not yet been made into videos for this series.

Preference will be given to proposals received by February 15.

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.

Watch Previous Art in Action Videos