Social Engagement: Medium
What’s What: Want to add your artistic voice to a conversation that’s happening locally or even globally? Get involved in collaborative art!
Amava Take: The idea that only famous artists should share their talents has been upended. Local art fairs, shows for emerging artists and galleries devoted particularly to “unknowns” are all over the world. Technology has made so much possible, including far-flung collaborative art projects. If you love to create and are interested in being part of a productive community of artists, consider finding a collaborative art project and get your work out there!
From the Front Lines:
What kinds of candidates are you looking for to fill these jobs?
Anyone who feels they have something to say artistically.
Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?
As Margaret Mead said, “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everybody else.”
What’s a typical daily schedule like?
Not typical. Not daily.
From the Trenches:
What’s the most satisfying part of the job?
Being part of an art conversation with other people is incredible.
How would you describe the hard parts?
Sometimes it is overwhelming to think about all the art I haven’t seen.
What’s the best feedback you ever got about your work?
Someone told me my drawing moved her.
Special Requirements: There are none, other than respectfulness and enough resourcefulness to find out about ways you can get involved in collaborative art.
Finding a Position: If you want to get your own sketchbook into an archive of artists all over the world, that’s doable! Another approach is to volunteer with an organization that oversees public art projects. Here’s a list of community art and garden projects all over the country.