Artists

“The role of the storyteller is to awaken the storyteller in others.”   –Jack Zipes

STUDIO ARTISTS  must be comfortable leading larger groups of children in mixed ages 4 ½ -12, be diplomatic, possess excellent communication skills, and present a welcoming presence to all campers, counselors, and fellow staff members. Artists share of their process and passion for what they do with campers, and each other, as well as providing mentor-ship for developing leaders – the  camp counselors.

Staff for all art camps, classes, and events are professional and teaching artists with experience in a specific artistic discipline and who enjoy working with children of all ages as well as mentoring young adult counselors. Studio Artists have a keen ability and interest in global cultural awareness as well as synthesizing one’s own creative process and sharing this with others.

Studio projects presented at Grace Art Camp, Peace Camp, Spring Camp, individual classes, or workshops, must be approved by Grace Institute for artistic originality, relevance, and cultural content at least two weeks before anticipated presentation.  Examples of GAC Art Studios: Animation Arts, Books Arts, Ceramics & Sculpture, Collage, Drawing & Illustration, Fiber/Textile Arts, Glass, Music & Dance, Paper Arts, Printmaking, Theatre, T-shirt Design, and more depending on what individual artists may bring of their own skills and areas of expertise.

STORYTELLERS help to set the tone each day during the morning assemblies through the sharing of the week’s story – alongside the ritual of singing songs to begin each day. Storytellers may have other artistic areas of interest as well and sometimes participate in studios during the week as a Studio or Guest Artist.

GUEST ARTISTS & ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE are ever changing depending on the camp’s cultural theme for the summer and individual’s availability.  Guest artists are usually integrated into the camp on a regular weekly basis to perform or share a presentation for the entire camp. Sometimes Guest Artists and Artists-in-Residence are integrated into the entire week session through out the summer or for an entire day in a specific studio or even a week. These positions are sponsored in most part through community grants and fundraising.

Grace Institute is an equal opportunity employer working toward cultivating a set of attitudes, perspectives, behaviors and policies that continuously promote equity, diversity, inclusion and cultural responsiveness.

For more information about working at Grace Art Camp as an artist, please contact the Director, Ashley Smith:  ashleys@grace-institute.org