We have extended this open call until Feb 5 at 5 pm!
RUTGERS UNIVERSITY SEEKS A MURALIST FOR SPRING 2013 SEMESTER MURAL PROJECT AND COLLEGE COURSE
CALL FOR ARTIST:
Senior Muralist: Rutgers University – Newark has collaborated with the Lincoln Park Coast Cultural District and the Newark Public Art Program on a Spring Semester 2013 college course that will include the design and production of a large-scale outdoor mural in Newark, NJ. Rutgers seeks an experienced artist to lead a collaborative mural design process with 16 students and an array of local community stakeholders to produce a large scale outdoor mural painting during spring 2013. The senior muralist will also be responsible for assisting course instructors during a portion of class time. The Senior muralist is required to attend an orientation and are required to work 15 hours per week during the months of March and April.
Responsibilities: Implement project according to work plan and schedule, work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders to develop and finalize a design which will be approved by a committee, serve as painting site manager, supervise students and community participants, administer evaluations and assessments, and participate in the dedication ceremony.
Draft Design Deadline: March 1, 2013
Final Design Deadline: March 15, 2013
Production Deadline: May 1, 2013
Experience in making large scale graphic or visual art, collaborating with students and community based organizations, and a strong interest in engaging Newark communities in creating public art.
Entry Materials: E-MAIL ONLY
E-Mail materials to Maren Greathouse firstname.lastname@example.org with “Senior Muralist” in subject line:
1. Cover letter explaining your interest in producing public artwork in Newark and your approach to collaborative design, and art making with community based organizations, and students.
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. 5-10 JPEGs of relevant past work
4. Names and contact information for three references with whom you have worked on relevant projects.
Provide answers to the following questions:
What is your experience and interest working in Newark?
What is your knowledge of Newark’s neighborhoods and community-based organizations?
Have you ever worked on a large-scale outdoor mural in the past?
Have you worked on scaffolding before?
Are you comfortable working on roofs?
Do you have teaching experience?
Have you worked with mobility impaired students?
Deadline: 5PM FRIDAY, February 1, 2013
Including completed application (by email only)
Yendor Productions, LLC, Drew University Department of Civic Engagement, and Newark Public Schools Office of Extended School Day Programs have joined forces for another year of the partnership Drew University/NPS 2013 College Theatre Program. The College Theatre Program is a free program for NEWARK STUDENTS in grades 9-12 that is held on every Monday & Wednesday starting in January ending in June of 2013. Located in Dr. Marion A. Bolden Student Center 230 Broadway, Newark 07104 and at Drew University6 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ students will participate in college level theatre classes every Monday and Wednesday. They will get help to build their resume by creating and performing in a student written play. Students will be able to work side by side with professional actors and playwrights while enrolled in this program. There will also be a field trip to a professional theatre production. The best part is that this program is FREE and transportation is provided. Students have the opportunity to explore theatre and their creative sides! If you or a student you know might be interested in this program please fill out the application and get it back to Yendor Productions, LLC ASAP! We are excited to start the 2013 program!
- Transportation will be provided to Drew University by bus
- Free snacks and drinks will be supplied
Drew & NPS Application
Rodney Gilbert, Founder
30 Spruce Street Suite #1
Newark, NJ 07102
Office: (973) 824-2386
Fax: (973) 824-2385
Yendor Productions Open Call
Exhibition to be held during Open Doors 2012 –
Opening reception held on Saturday, 10/6 – 6:30 PM
10/6 – 10/7
10/19 – 10/21
10-26 – 10/28
Times – TBA
Exhibition Title – Hoods United Strings Untied
With the recent death of Trayvon Martin in Feb of 2012, many young males of color across the United States were forced to face the harsh reality that they are both preyed upon and thought of as predatory creatures. This tragedy spawned a nation wide discussion regarding racism.
Hoods United Strings Untied wants to continue this conversation and open up a real discussion regarding racism towards men of color and it’s the effect on Newark as a community.
Opening this exhibition up to artists of all colors we will ask several important questions of the art we display during this show including but not limited to:
• What are our racial prejudices?
• Is our city diverse?
• What are the stereotypes?
• What are some of the reactions toward seeing a dark skinned person in a hoodie/not in a hoodie?
• Is there a divide?
• What are your views Black on Black crime?
Yendor Productions’ open call is looking for artists of all mediums including performance artists whose art directly relates and questions racism. This call is open to artists of any race, creed, or gender.
Submission Deadline – Midnight, September 7 2012
Notification – September 10 2012
Art Drop Off / Location – 30 Spruce Street Suite #1 Newark, NJ 07102
Opening – 10/6
Closing Party – TBA
Please email all submission materials to email@example.com
• 3 – 5 images in Jpg format
• Artist statement/bio
• Please label all files “Firstname_LastName_#”
Yendor Productions is dedicated to bringing the arts to the people, and is deeply rooted in serving individuals and diverse communities. With a focus on underserved populations, Yendor Productions fosters hope and healing through access to arts-integrated and cross-cultural programs and performances.
About Yendor Productions and its founder
Founder and CEO of Yendor Productions, Rodney Gilbert has been working in professional theater for over 30 years. Yendor Productions was founded in 2003 to meet the challenges for the under served artist and community. Yendor Productions produced its first arts event with local Newark artist Jerry Gant, Hassan Hamilton, and Yucef Mayes at NJPAC. Yendor Productions has developed and facilitated workshops for Plainfield Public Schools under the direction of Laura Fatal, Director Visual and Performing Arts. The Turrell Foundation in 2005 and 2006 funded the “I Have a Dream” program in Plainfield, NJ for Yendor Productions to produce a documentary on IHAD and YendorArts filmmaking classes. Yendor developed and implemented in 2005 a Rites of Passage program for Children’s Aid in its partnership with The Artist Collective for Social Change which is entering into its third year. As a graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Mr. Gilbert earned a BFA in 1989 and has been serving the arts community as an arts educator and administrator for various institutions and organizations. Mr. Gilbert is a teaching artist for the education department at NJPAC, Passage Theatre, and Arts Horizon to name a few. He acted as the performing arts coordinator for New Community Corporation, Arts Department and headed all of their arts programming until the founding of Yendor Productions. He is a professional actor and director having work on stage, film, and television. Mr. Gilbert is an Adjunct Professor at Drew University for the theatre department. Under the direction of Yendor Productions, Mr. Gilbert and his staff and subcontractors oversaw the art education portion ZOOM: WE’RE GOING PLACES an initiative of Newark Central Ward’s Councilwoman Dana Rone’s 40-week after school program which offered a viable tutorial and arts program for 14 CBO sites located throughout the city of Newark. Under Mr. Gilbert’s direction Yendor created in partnership with Drew University and Newark Public School’s a civic engagement theatre class whose participants include Drew and Newark Public School students, which is concluding its third year. The program will be extended into a summer program to serve the need of healthy out of school time for urban youth. Classes will be held at the Student Center and Drew University. Mr. Gilbert is currently the Senior Program Manager for City Without Wall’s and oversees their educational programs and City Murals.
Yendor Productions is pleased to announce that Gha’il Rhodes Benjamin has been cast to play Lena Younger (Mama) for the Drew University’s 2012-2013 DUDS Season production of “ A Raisin in the Sun”, directed by Professor Rodney Gilbert.
Gha’il Rhodes Benjamin (AEA) (award winning actress and poet) most recently performed her one-woman show of Spoken word/poetry and monologues in the Motor City for Detroit Medical Centers’ Spiritual Care Week with Urban Strings Quartet. Gha’il is also the voice of poetry on radio waves throughout the tri-state area via an Award Winning PSA for Safe Horizons, a domestic violence prevention/awareness program. Highlights of Gha’il’s On-Stage performances include the role of Jade in Steal Away, Libby Price in Bee-Luther-Hatchee, Harriet Tubman in Her Reflection, Angela Davis in Love Songs/Reality and Featured Improvisational Performer for the NFL’s Life Skills Training seminars for Players and their immediate families. Television and Film credits include Reparation Blues, a collaboration with filmmaker ( Al Santana), Vivian in Harlem Sistas Double Dutch (Nicole Franklin), Call me on it (Shari Carpenter) and Americano (Carlos Ferrand). Ms. Benjamin has also performed as a solo performance artist in venues such as Nuyorican Poets Café, Sistas Place, Lincoln Centers’ Outdoor Summer Series, The Triad, The Knitting Factory and Symphony Space.