Workman Arts invites instructors to propose accessible and inclusive online and in person courses for our 2023 Winter (January-March) and Spring (April-June) training programs. Instructors will develop and teach workshops and classes for our artist membership, units at CAMH (as part of our Art Cart program in collaboration with Gifts of Light) and/or the greater Toronto Arts community with partner organizations.
Workman Arts provides multi-disciplinary, professional art workshops for and by artists with lived experience of mental health and/or addictions issues. Workman Arts also provides member artists with community support, access to free studio space, materials, equipment, free art training as well as professional development and presentation opportunities.
We are looking for artists that have developed skills or technical experience in a range of disciplines that may include (but are not limited to): Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Sculpture, Textile Art, Photography, Media Arts, Filmmaking, Podcasting, Animation, Performance, Theatre, Movement, Poetry, Prose, Playwriting, Songwriting and/or Music Composition.
We recognize all forms of knowledge acquisition and invite instructors from all backgrounds to apply; academic experience is not necessary. We prioritize hiring members or artists with lived experience. To learn more about our membership, click here.
Please keep in mind that programs are intended to provide participating artists with guidance and support in their own creative pursuits or the chance to contribute to a larger collaborative process (rather than be in service to an Instructor’s sole artistic vision or project). Also, please note that Workman Arts is a non-clinical arts organization and we will not prioritize applications that are situated explicitly within an art therapy and/or clinically-based framework.