Call for Artists

Epicenter and Pyramid Youth Programs (formerly “The Boys & Girls Club of Green River”) are partnering this summer to bring two creative summer day camps to Green River. Pyramid has some excellent summer programming (like river running!) and we’re excited to be a part of it!! Most of the summer is already planned, but we’re accepting proposals for one final arts camp.

Dates: Aug 3 – 6, 2015 from 9am – 2pm. These dates are firm. You would need to arrive 3-7 days prior for orientation and preparations.

Compensation: $1500 stipend and a $1500 materials budget. Free lodging for up to two people. The materials budget is a starting point; if your project is super amazing, we’ll partner with you to fundraise, seek donations, and pool resources!

Support: At minimum, you would have support from one Pyramid summer staff, one AmeriCorps VISTA, and 1-2 Epicenter intern/s. Pyramid and Epicenter will provide tools within reason.

Programming: Projects need to be arts or design focused. Ideas that have been discussed by the staff include, but are not limited to: music camp, theatre/performance (inc. set design/build), creative writing, film-making, design/build a clubhouse/fort, design/build playground equipment, and cooking/baking classes/community meals. Proposals will be accepted for all types of creative projects; don’t let our ideas limit you!

Restrictions: The kids are 5-13 years old with little to no arts experience. The number of kids can be capped if you require it, but you can expect 10-30 kids otherwise. Projects should occur on-site at the Community Center or within walking distance from Pyramid (located at 125 S Long Street). The project must be completed within the week and result in a community event (e.g. art opening, community meal, final performance, screening).

Potential Venues: Pyramid’s facility has one large room with a stage and a commercial kitchen. OK Anderson Park has plenty of green space, a fenced-in concrete basketball court, and a baseball field. Green River State Park also has plenty of grassy area and a boat ramp with a dock. Green River High School has two gymnasiums and one theatre. Epicenter facilitates window displays in two abandoned storefronts on Broadway (inquire for details). The JWP Museum has a movie theatre and one large meeting room.

Interested? Great!! Email with a 1-5 page proposal by Friday, May 15 at 4pm MST. There is no limit to the number of proposals you can submit. And, yes, we accept proposals from collaboratives/groups. Please share this opportunity with anyone who might be interested.