The Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) presents a well-rounded artistic experience that encompasses many different fine art forms, both visual and performance-based. Our aim is to engage the community in arts and cultural experiences. We are looking for enthusiastic and creative instructors who are interested in teaching a class, or workshop. We are open to all expressions and your ideas. We currently have restricted public arts center hours in relation to covid-19 conditions. Health and safety are a priority. We are only running a few of our classes, with restrictions to less than 10 students per class and everyone must wear a mask. Ideally we would love to get you started soon. If you are comfortable teaching under these restrictions, we can accommodate you. Otherwise, we can set a start date closer to September (or later if you prefer). We have a need for both daytime and evening activities, as well as teaching all ages.
Instructors are paid:
-70% DCA members / 60% for non-members of total of registration fees.
-We will cover supplies or reimburse you for specialty items.
-This experience can also equate to an internship with exchanged hours worked for university credit. We would be happy to make arrangements to accommodate this.
-Your class can be for any age, adults or children.
-This can be anything from a once a month workshop, to a weekly class.
-We are looking for instruction type of lessons, as well as independent study professional guidance.
Current condition details (as of posting in July):
-We have huge demand for senior-aged classes during the day as local community colleges are not meeting in person and they offer classes free to ages 60 and up. These tend to be more independent study classes where the students work on their own projects and the instructor offers personal attention. These include (but certainly not limited to): Pastels, drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, etc.
-Evening and Saturday sessions are popular for kids and working adults.
-Fine art and craft instruction tend to fair much better with our community as opposed to crafty projects.
We would need to meet you beforehand, so this can be in person or via zoom. This position or internship is focused on providing real-world training and an out-of-classroom educational experience to those interested in pursuing a career in education, fine arts and studio studies, performing arts, music, childhood development, arts administration or any creative or educational field.
To enrich the quality of life in the Downriver communities by advocating and promoting the arts and providing opportunities for involvement and participation in arts and cultural activities.
Founded in 1978, the Downriver Council for the Arts (DCA) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that proudly serves nearly 400,000 residents in 21 Downriver communities. We actively support local artists and performers through artistic outreach programs and special promotional opportunities. The DCA also creates regional partnerships with other cultural organizations, schools and service clubs to promote artistic, cultural and special events throughout Southeast Michigan.