Call for Summer Resident Artists (Inferno - Chicago Park District)

Summer 2018:

Program Overview: Inferno is a mobile creative media program of the Chicago Park District, dedicated to sonic art, music, collaborative experimentation, and community-based documentary work. We focus on youth ages 9-19, and special needs participants of all ages.
 
Inferno artists will be embedded in one of three programs - Day Camp, Special Recreation or TRACE (Teens Re-imagining Art, Community, & Environment). We will lead and challenge these park users in groups of 10-20 to collaboratively create music, video and other media. 
 
Special Recreation and Day Camp artists will be responsible for leading campers in a collaborative music production process, fostering relevant idea development based in non-competition with peers. TRACE artists will be responsible for documenting and producing content on TRACE's summer work, as well as leading a group of paid interns in 2-3 hands-on workshops on media technology, documentation and production.
 
We expect artists to follow a camper-centered production workflow and upload media to our website and/or to our soundcloud.com page the week it is created in order for participants to share their document with friends and family. The overall goal is to document participants’ ideas for a better human existence through the fun process of collaborative music and digital media production. Finally, we expect all artists to shape their recordings and/or content captured over the summer into a final creative piece to be showcased at a community gathering in mid- to late August. 
 
Artists need a current valid driver’s license, and must be willing to drive (a CPD-leased vehicle) in neighborhoods they may not be familiar with. Only residents of Chicago with a verifiable address within the city of Chicago will be considered. Each artist will also have a member of Inferno's Doc:Team accompany them on each park visit.
 
 

June 11th - June 22nd:

  • Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm - summer orientation & training

 

June 25th - August 3rd (no work July 4th):

  • Mondays, 6 hours - prep, production work
  • Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 6 hours - travel, facilitate one 2-hour session each day, studio time
  • Fridays, 5 hours - weekly staff meeting, evaluation, creative development

 

August 6th - August 17th:

  • Monday-Friday, 5 hours/day - post-production, outreach
  • Friday, Aug 17th, 6-8pm - Inferno summer residency showcase gathering
  • TBD, 4 hours - post-program evaluation
 
*Please note: candidates must apply as "Camp Counselor (Seasonal) - Inferno Mobile Recording Studio" through the Chicago Park District seasonal hiring process in February.
 
**Payment is estimated and will be determined based on actual hours worked.
 

APPLY HERE - APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEB 28TH!!

 

Interviews will be conducted March 28th and 29th. If you have any questions about the programming or application process, do not hesitate to contact Sean Heaney at sean.heaney@chicagoparkdistrict.com.
Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Fixed
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Sean Heaney
Contact Phone Number: 
3124481572
Contact Address: 
7059 S. South Shore Drive
CAN office (Mezzanine Level)
Chicago  Illinois  60649
United States
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