On behalf of the Starkville Area Arts Council, the Board of Directors expresses gratitude to John W. Bateman for his leadership and service as the first Executive Director of the organization. Bateman has led the organization through a critical time of growth and professionalization of operations, strategic planning, and revision of programs to poise SAAC for long-term growth and create visibility for the vibrant arts community here in Starkville.
Bateman is leaving SAAC to pursue an exciting chapter after accepting admission into the School of the Art Institute of Chicago MFA Writing Program. Bateman will remain in position through the end of July as we ramp up our search process for a new executive director.
Please join us in congratulating John W. Bateman!
SAAC Seeks New EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
SAAC is actively searching for a new executive director. A position overview and application details are attached. Details can also be found on our website homepage. Interested candidates should send a letter of interest and resume with at least three professional references (including contact information) to SAAC Search Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview. Resumes will be reviewed starting June 28. Position is open until filled, although an appointment is anticipated by August 1, 2021. For a full overview of responsibilities and qualifications, please visit SAAC's website (www.starkvillearts.net)
Contact: Mary Switzer, President of the Board, email@example.com
Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) is excited to launch its SAAC Fellowship, funded in part with a 2-year grant from the Windgate Foundation. SAAC seeks 1-2 artists for this inaugural Fellowship, which is designed to expand SAAC's art education efforts while also building professional skills and resources to help artists remain working as artists. This Fellowship is an extension of SAAC's existing teaching artists who are part of the Art Partners Initiative, where SAAC provides a free teaching artist and supplies to 3-4 existing after-school sites. At least 2 of these sites focus on youth in vulnerable communities and this initiative reaches more than 100 youth each year.
The core function of the Fellowship is to work with after-school / outreach programs to set and teach art education curriculum. In addition, the Fellowship will be responsible for co-managing SAAC's exhibit series. Fellows are expected to be self-starters and the ability to work collaboratively without extensive oversight. A full description of the Fellowship is available on SAAC's website. Applicants must submit a cover letter, resume with references, and link to a body of creative work created within the previous 3 years to firstname.lastname@example.org before July 1, 2021.
This one-year Fellowship is renewable for a second year. Long-term continuation of this program is subject to ongoing funding. For more information, please visit the SAAC website (www.starkvillearts.net).
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