Call for Submission | Workshop Instructor at MCML 2024

Manitoba Craft Museum and Library is looking for passionate craftspeople who are interested in sharing their knowledge and skills. We are accepting proposals for hands-on workshops on various craft techniques until July 24, 2024.

All applicants:

  • should have knowledge, training, and technical ability in their craft medium
  • be effective communicators with demonstrated teaching experience

Although we are prioritizing in-person workshops, applicants are welcome to submit proposals for online/Zoom workshops.

Applicants should be aware that MCML does not have any funds to assist with travel.

Proposals for workshops should:

  • Represent a craft medium: ceramics, metal, textiles, books, paper, glass, wood, leather, etc.
  • Focus on techniques that align with best practices in the media of choice
  • Show a clear plan for teaching specific skills in a group setting
  • Center around transferable skill-building rather than stand-alone, template projects. In-person workshops can be designed for participants with introductory, moderate, or advanced skill levels.
  • Workshops will be scheduled from fall 2024 through mid-2025

Successful applicants can expect:

  • Fee paid to instructor: $75 per hour
  • Workshops can be as short as 2 hours or up to 2-day workshops. Most are 3-6 hours.
  • 10 participant maximum
  • Usually, the instructor brings the workshop supplies and a supply kit fee (paid by the participant) is reimbursed to the instructor
  • Workshops are held at C2 Centre for Craft
  • MCML to assume all administrative responsibilities, including but not limited to all advertising and publicity, registration, and collection of fees

Interested applicants must provide:

  • Name, contact information, and media of expertise
  • Artistic CV highlighting your professional exhibition and teaching background
  • An outline/plan for your workshop
  • 5-10 images of your work (Please number images, as follows: JohnDoe1, JohnDoe2, etc. Please only include images that related to the techniques and materials used in the proposed workshop)
  • A list of supplies and per student with the cost.
  • Image list outlining titles of work (if applicable, materials and techniques used, date completed, etc.)
  • Your availability to teach, by month

All submissions are reviewed by MCML’s Exhibits and Programming Committee.

Deadline – July 24, 2024

If you have any further questions, please contact us via [email protected]

We encourage applicants to voluntarily self-declare in their application if they are members of equity-seeking groups, such as women, persons with disabilities, candidates who identify as Black, a Person of Colour, Indigenous, Métis or Inuit peoples, or those in the LGBTQ2 community.

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