The North Bay Organizing Project (NBOP) is hiring a creative changemaker and artist in Social Justice and Civic Engagement to engage low-income residents, immigrant communities, and people of color in Sonoma County, California during a one-year artist-in-residency program.
This project is supported by the San Francisco Foundation’s Bay Area Creative Corps Program (BACC) and the California Arts Council. NBOP is one of 29 Bay Area Creative Corps Organizations that are fueling the collective power of creative changemakers to help build healthy, sustainable, and thriving communities.
We believe uncovering structural solutions to challenges our communities face will require new ways of working and that creative changemakers can reimagine how arts and culture strengthen equitable outcomes for Sonoma County because creativity has the power to change minds, spark movements, and shape a more just society for us all.
About the Role
The creative changemaker of NBOP will work to create active art for social change choosing from a range of visual and performance arts, for example: painting, graphic arts, murals, graffiti/street art, screenprinting, photography/video, digital design, textile, music, spoken word, or multimedia installations.
This person will use their work to take up public space on a large scale and leverage NBOP’s campaigns for police accountability, immigrant defense, climate justice, housing justice and youth power. Creatives focusing on written/spoken word or song are welcome to apply, if their work can be displayed on a large scale i.e. a large building, wall, or public venue.
This role will be expected to integrate within the organization and task forces, building relationships with NBOP leaders who are stewarding NBOP’s grassroots justice work.
Applications will be reviewed by a panel consisting of selected NBOP staff and community leaders who are committed to our work. Finalists will be interviewed by staff and leaders, and approved by NBOP’s Executive Director and Communications and Cultural Strategist. The review process will take 2-3 weeks.
Review and Selection Considerations
Social Justice Background: Ability to utilize lived experience and commitment to social justice as catalysts for movement art. Prioritization of interactive art or artist-led training for NBOP community members as a tool for social change and transformation.
Artistic Merit: Originality of concept, artistic vision, the degree to which the work engages the viewer emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually, capacity to reflect a direct relationship between the artist and distinct racial or cultural communities.
Relevant Skills & Experience: Ability to conceive and implement projects including working constructively with stakeholders, meeting deadlines, willingness to resolve issues as they arise, and managing the demands of the project. Additional individual experiences that influence the capacity to conduct the work.
Meaningful Connection: Commitment to cultural competency or a meaningful connection between the creative changemaker and NBOP’s priority communities, who are facing some of the highest barriers to environmental safety, civic participation, access to healthcare, and other social goods needed to build equitable opportunities for all.
Leaders from BIPOC/LGBTQIA2S+ and other marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The applicant must have an address in Sonoma County.
Project activities must be accessible and presented to the public within Sonoma County.
This position requires an automobile and the ability to navigate Sonoma County’s racially, socially, culturally, and linguistically diverse communities.
The ability to successfully engage culturally diverse communities is a necessity.
This is a salaried position at 80% time (32 hours per week) and $63,000 per year with medical benefits, PTO, 3 weeks paid vacation, two weeks paid holiday office closure, monthly wellness reimbursement, and more. An additional $10,000 is available to support the purchase of supplies and materials if needed.
Applications are available and can be completed in English and/or Spanish. Applications are available through a Google form in English and Spanish.
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If you are unable to submit an application using the online format or email, we will provide in-person technical assistance to support your submission.
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Read more about the North Bay Organizing Project
Press release for San Francisco Foundation’s Bay Area Creative Arts Corps Program
Read more about the San Francisco Foundation’s Bay Area Creative Arts Corps Program
To read more about the California Arts Council Creative Arts Corps