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For Artists

Jump Street’s core has always been about connecting artists to the community for educational and economic development. These connections are driven by a variety of things, including artists’ talents, communities’ needs, and combined solutions. Examples of artist opportunities are listed below.

Artists Residencies

As an Arts in Education partner of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA), Jump Street coordinates artist residencies in Cumberland, Dauphin, and Schuylkill Counties. These residencies, typically 20 days, are funded in part by the host location and in part by the PCA.

The process is competitive. To be eligible to participate in the residencies artists must complete an application, which includes artistic history, teaching experience, letters of recommendation, sample submissions, child abuse and background check/FBI finger printing (legal requirement by the state of PA to work with children).

Become a Rostered Artist

Join Jump Street’s list of rostered artists to be eligible to serve in artist residencies. Process includes submitting an application and work samples and being observed in a teaching setting.

Application

Funding

Jump Street has funding streams available for specific programs and projects in designated areas. Learn more about funding opportunities.

Funding

Networking & Community Opportunities

As a community organization Jump Street gets various requests for artists throughout the year. These opportunities are sporadic. By letting Jump Street know about your artistic interests and abilities we can connect the right artists to the right projects.

Start Up Support

Jump Street offers a business mailbox and address, professional services, office space and meeting space. This gives new businesses and ideas a place to develop. Six business and six non-profits started under Jump Street’s mentorship.

Fiscal Administration

Workshops

Throughout the year Jump Street offers various training opportunities. In the spring, there will be a grant writing workshop to prepare for Project Stream Grant applications, the lessons learned can be applied to other grant opportunities. In the summer, there will be a teaching artist training, to equip artist for teaching residencies.

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