Dear WritersCorps Community,
WritersCorps changed from a direct service program to a teaching artist grant program. If you want to apply for the WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence (WCTAIR) grant, you will find grant application and guidelines on the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) website.
About the WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence grant
The WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence (WCTAIR) grant is a three year grant, renewed annually, that provides support to individual teaching artists to offer free, long-term, in-depth literacy–focused arts workshops to youth at San Francisco community sites. Sites may include in-school or after-school classes and must include complementary programming with a neighborhood branch of the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL). The communities prioritized by the grant may include, but are not limited to, youth who are low-income, impacted by the justice system, pregnant or parenting teens, and/or English language learners.
The WritersCorps Teaching Artist in Residence (WCTAIR) grant will support teaching artists with a proven track record of working with the proposed youth population to deliver high quality programming. The San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) will provide a multiyear grant award to cultivate a deep collaboration between a literary teaching artist and a community-based organization or school. The SFAC will provide technical assistance and professional development for the teaching artist. These activities will include periodic meetings with the grantee cohort and occasional learning institutes for mutual support and shared learning. The grant prioritizes funding for teaching artists with experience to be effective in the community they propose to serve.
Click here to read more about the WCTAIR grant and download the FY2016-2017 WritersCorps Application & Guidelines.
Click here to read SFAC’s letter to the community about WritersCorps changing from a direct service program to a teaching artist grants program.
For specific questions about the WCTAIR grant, contact Community Investments Program Officer Liz Ozol at email@example.com or 415-252-2231.