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OCA and Parks & Recreation Seek Teaching Artists to Work with Atlanta’s Youth

The City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA), in partnership with the City of Atlanta’s Department of Parks and Recreation, is seeking creative and innovative teaching artists to mentor and instruct children between 5 to 18 years of age for a new art program, entitled “Centers of Hope Saturday Art School” program. OCA is accepting proposals until Friday, May 3, 2019, from experienced teaching artists that detail workshop curriculums and budgets for the upcoming program.

The Centers of Hope Saturday Art School program seeks to offer K-12 art educational opportunities to children and assist them in developing their artistic abilities of choice. We also seek to foster in students a lifelong appreciation of the creative arts and their potential to transform individual lives.

The OCA is excited to work with teaching artist passionate about creating unique artistic student programming. The Centers of Hope Saturday Art School program strives to have visual art, dance, theatre, music, and graphic and craft design as opportunities every year for K-12 students by offering free arts educational programming.

The Centers of Hope Saturday Art School program will take place at Rosel Fann, Martin Luther King, Jr., C.T. Martin, and William Walker Recreation Centers from May 18 to July 20, 2019. Selected Teaching Artists will receive hourly compensation of $35 for their time.

If you can satisfy the requirements outlined above, please submit a completed PDF packet to this Request for Proposal to

All proposals must be received by 5 pm on Friday, May 3, 2019. Responses that do not contain all the requested information and received after the deadline will not be accepted.

For more information contact, Kevin Sipp at 404-546-3220 or

Program Details:

Minimum Qualifications

All experienced metro Atlanta artists, organizations and artist partnerships are invited to submit a proposal.

Applicants must be experienced in:


Program Location: Rosel Fann, Martin Luther King Jr, C.T. Martin, & William Walker Recreation Centers

Program Dates: May 18 – July 20, 2019

Potential Class Hours: Saturday • 11a-1p / 1p-3p

Teaching Artist Fee: $35 an hour