Workshop Application

The Arts Center is seeking demo and workshop artists for Adults and Children for the 5th Annual Arts Alive! event on Saturday, August 13, 2022, from 12:00 – 6:30 pm. The Arts Center invites artists working in music, visual arts, ceramics, literary, and performance arts including but not limited to dance, comedy, or theater to apply to teach a workshop in their chosen arts field. Each workshop will run 2-3 hours the breakdown of availability for age groups is broken down in the table below. Please see the drafted event schedule at the end of the application description for further details regarding timeslots and events. Optional: Workshop theme or topic related to Embracing Brave.

Type of Workshop# Workshop Openings (Most media)# Workshop Openings (Ceramics)
Adult (18+)61

***Artists with questions are encouraged to review the information session prior to applying. Upon review, if you have further questions, please contact Claire Elam at necesita alguna adaptación para completar esta solicitud, comuníquese con Claire Elam en***

About Embracing Brave

Following two years of creative pivots and organization-wide transformation, we are deeply inspired by the brave people who found so many ways to sustain the arts through this time. In this spirit, we are excited to share Embracing Brave as The Arts Center’s theme for program activities in 2022. Embracing Brave is about overcoming obstacles, taking first steps, finding new passions, building persistence, and celebrating milestones. To accept, and enthusiastically welcome, the mental or moral strength to face danger, fear, difficulty, or the unknown.

Eligibility and Selection Criteria

The application is open to all Oregon and Washington-based visual, literary, and performance artists or artist groups. Artists must have an interest in providing a workshop or demo during the listed times (see below). Artists with teaching experience will be given preference in the selection process. Applications will be evaluated based on past classes and work samples, relevance, feasibility, and the degree to which the proposal matches the theme or event’s parameters. We encourage a diverse selection of artists to participate, including those from historically excluded communities including (but not limited to): artists from rural communities, artists from communities of color, LGBTQIA+, who are self-taught. We welcome artists regardless of citizenship status, familial status, race, gender identity or expression, religious observance, sex, sexual orientation, and sources or level of income.

Application Process

  • Please fill out the following form and send 3-5 high-quality samples of your artwork with the Subject line: Arts Alive! Workshop Application (YOUR NAME) Please include your name in the file names (example: painting1_ClaireElam.jpg) Preferred Image Dimensions and Criteria are 300 dpi and a minimum of 600 x 600 pixels.
  • Where/to whom to submit:
  • If you require any accommodation to complete this application, please get in touch with Claire Elam at Si necesita alguna adaptación para completar esta solicitud, comuníquese con Claire Elam en


The Arts Center will provide an honorarium of $200 and most workshop materials to the selected artists. Artists will also receive up to 3 tickets for the Artist Reception on August 12, 2022.

About Arts Alive!

Arts Alive! serves regional audiences of Linn and Benton Counties by coordinating innovative, thought-provoking art projects that support artists by providing opportunities to share their work with the public. Our 2022 Artis Alive! will include opportunities for visual artists, musicians, installation artists, teaching artists for adults, teaching artists for children, and open mic performances. For more information on these opportunities, please visit

Deadline and Exhibition Dates

  • June 3, 2022:  Deadline for proposals
  • Mid-June 2022 AAP Council and Program Director Application Review
  • June 15, 2022: Final Artist Selection Notified
  • August 12, 2022 ArtsAlive! 5th Anniversary Celebration and Artist Reception
  • August 13, 2022:  Arts Alive! Workshops & Demos
LocationFamily-Friendly WorkshopsOpen MicAdult WorkshopsClosing Concert
Ceramic Studio (no ADA)12:00 – 2:30pm3:30 – 6:30pm
Basement Studio (no ADA)12:30 – 2:30pm
Basement Studio4:00 – 6:30pm
Main Gallery12:00 – 2:00pm2:30 – 3:30pm4:00 – 6:30pm
Plaza12:00 – 2:30pm
Plaza1:00 – 4:00pm
Plaza2:30 – 5:00pm
Plaza6:30 – 9:00pm

Workshop Application (Arts Alive)

INSTRUCTIONS: Fill out the form completely. When you are finished, click the SUBMIT button only once. You will receive a confirmation screen and email that your submission was received. If you do not see that message or receive the confirmation email, contact Claire Elam, at * Artists will be notified Wednesday, June 15, 2022.
Event Terms(Required)
I have read the Terms and Parameters for showing my work at The Arts Center and agree to them. Also, I understand that turning in this form indicates approval of artwork being used in all The Arts Center media publicity.
What age range are you applying to work?(Required)
Music type, painting medium, clay, dance type, etc.
Do you have a preference on a location?(Required)
*Note: your preference is not guaranteed but will be taken into account when scheduling workshops.
Please describe 1-2 workshops or classes that you have personally taught.
Please describe your proposed workshop and include the making process and end product (as applicable).
Please note, many materials will be sourced by The Arts Center and in conversation with the teaching artist.

To support equitable access to participation and a diversity of voices, help us get a snapshot of participating artist demographics.

Age Range(Required)
Gender Identity(Required)
Do you consider yourself part of the LGBTQIA+ community?(Required)
How do you self identify?(Required)
Do you consider yourself part of a historically marginalized group not represented in the previous questions? If so, which group?(Required)
You may use the Other option to share your group. Examples may include religion related, veteran/military status, financial status, etc.


When you are finished with ALL your entries, don't forget to click the SUBMIT button! You will receive a confirmation screen once your submission is received. If you do not see that message, contact