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About National Children’s Museum
National Children’s Museum’s mission is to inspire children to care about and change the world. Located just steps from the White House and National Mall at 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, the Museum is a next-generation institution that seeks to spark curiosity, ignite passion, and foster inclusivity to empower future innovation.
With over 175,000 national and local visitors in 2022, National Children’s Museum complements the local cultural ecosystem by fostering critical competencies in STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. The Museum’s model intentionally integrates the arts and the creative process throughout all exhibits, programs, and experiences to foster innovation, creative design thinking, and idea sharing among children ages zero to twelve.
Generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Artist-in-Residence is a continuing program at National Children’s Museum for the 2023-2024 school year. The Museum seeks to partner with a Washington, DC-based artist from June 2023 to June 2024 to facilitate arts programming for children, families, and educators. The programming will complement the wonder of the Museum experience by sparking creativity and curiosity and drawing inspiration from the Museum’s STEAM exhibits. The artist’s practice will resonate with young learners and celebrate the themes of sustainability and diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.
The artist should be comfortable interacting with children from birth to age twelve, their families, and teachers as well as leading conversations about their practice. In collaboration with Museum staff, the artist will plan and lead a series of on-site and off-site workshops, as well as a professional development workshop for local educators. The Artist-in-Residence Program is open to emerging and professional artists working in a variety of visual and performance media including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, clay, textiles, theater, dance, music, improv, illustration, and digital media.
The program will take place over a year period, from June 2023 through June 2024. During the summer, the artist-in-residence will collaborate with the Museum’s Education and External Affairs teams to plan activities, schedule events, and confirm supplies. Program delivery will take place from Fall 2023 through Spring 2024. The artist-in-residence will spend approximately 20 hours per month on both planning and delivery of
The artist-in-residence will receive a stipend of $14,500, paid in two installments. This position does not include benefits and qualifies for 1099 independent contractor status.
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