Thursday, July 12, 2007

2007-2008 Ayuda Community Art Goals

I've been doing some writing about my goals for my next year as an AmeriCorps VISTA at Ayuda. Check them out and let me know your thoughts:

Goal #1: Create a sustainable Community Arts Program which will include three components:
  • advanced art training for youth ages12-18
  • monthly community art workshops for ages 18+ taught by local artists
  • the creation of public art work by the members of the community for the ongoing beautification of the neighborhood of Hunting Park

Activities from August 07 - August08 to accomplish this goal: Recruit volunteer art teachers to teach 2 - 10 weeks sessions of art classes for the fall and spring. Recruit students to take these classes (2 students per instructor). Recruit instructors from the community to teach the monthly art workshops and advertise these events. Request in-kind and cash donations for the creation of the public works of art. Compile a resource manual to effectively establish time-lines, contact lists, recruitment techniques, form templates, and assessment tools to be used for future programing. Pursue sources of sustainable funding which will provide a yearly budget for supplies for the youth art classes and the monthly art workshops as well as provide a part-time salary for an Art Director to supervise the community arts program after August 2008.

Goal #2: Develop a business plan to purchase and renovate a "Community Art House" which will house the art programs of Ayuda Community Center in the future and provide for an expansion of its existing programs.

Intended result: Ayuda Community Center will be able to use the business plan to begin a fundraising campaign in the future.

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