The Children's Museum of Tacoma is a cornerstone of early education in the South Puget Sound region. The Museum's fun, inviting staff work diligently to provide responsive, progressive, and inclusive programs that allow children to test their independence and gain self-confidence through the arts, sciences, and creative play and present adults and parents with the tools to understand and support the young children in their lives.
Interested in helping the Museum celebrate the power of play in the life-long journey of learning? Please check back frequently for job openings.
Artist needed to bring to life Studio B: Becka’s Studio at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma. This program will bring the creativity and vision of a local artist to young children and their families, as they are encouraged and challenged to make their own works of art inspired by the power of play. The artists will transform the environment into a playful space where the fun and imaginative projects come to life for families.The artist will also have the opportunity to display works in Gallery-ish, the art gallery in the Museum’s Cafe Play.
This call to artists is for a one-time, contracted installation in the Museum.
Project Location and Contact Information
Children’s Museum of Tacoma | 1501 Pacific Ave, Tacoma 98402
Alysia Jines, Program and Playscape Manager, 253.627.6031 ext 226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The proposal, images and other required materials must be submitted electronically, or by mail, to Alysia Jines by June 7, 2013.
Artist fees and materials range from $1000 - $2000 as determined by Children’s Museum staff in selection process. Please include a general budget with your proposal
Structure or project must be appropriate for participation by young children (8 years and under) and their families.
Artwork/project must be safe and durable for interaction with our visitors, especially young children.
Artist is expected to interact with Museum visitors on artist in residence days and Artwalk. Dates can be determined between artist and Children’s Museum.
Previous work history with children is strongly suggested.
Artist proposal can be a table top activity, collaborative project, three-dimensional structure or something in between.
Artist is required to educate and train Museum staff on the installation. This includes any upkeep, restock and maintenance of the installation.
Room Logistics: Room size is about 13 feet by 16 feet. Room has display shelves with spot lights. The shelves are about 12-18 inches by about 28 inches and stack 3 high along the top of the south wall of the room, about 21 shelves total. These shelves are for display only and cannot be reached by public. There are two outlets, a sink and a built in counter in the room. Artist can work with Museum staff to rearrange studio with tables and chairs as needed. The doorways must remain clear.
A statement of interest is required. (Please express your initial ideas for Studio B: Becka’s Studio at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma). Also include materials you are most interested in working with for this project and how you would encourage children’s exploration in the creative process.
A current resume and and art bio, community art and or art education experiences.
Visual examples of collaborative artworks and/or personal work. Up to 10 images of artist’s work. Images must be submitted as JPEG files.
This is an open competition for artists residing in Pierce County and surrounding areas, with a focus on local artists and art educators. A team of artists is welcome to apply and the submitted images must reflect the collaborative work of the team.
Artist(s) must be 18 years or older.
June 7, 2013 - Deadline for submissions.
Week of June 10, 2013 - Interviews with finalists and artist selection.
July 6, 2013 - Artist installation and project opened to visitors. Date artist in Studio B to be determined