Cityworks is a year-round program in which Coyote youth work with a professional artist to create site- specific art commissioned by businesses, institutions, non-profits, municipalities and individuals. It is an opportunity for advanced artists and alumni to continue to hone their talents working with professional tools while develop their identity as artists. Creative corps of youth Cityworks artists are created on a per-project basis. Students are able to opt-in through applications or gain admittance by teacher recommendation.
Over 200 Cityworks artists have created site-specific installations since 1987. These young artists return year after year to address client’s specifications. They accept the challenge of tight deadlines and create art with imagination, confidence, and focus. The impact of having their artwork installed in prominent public venues is considerable, both for the artists’ sense of accomplishment and for the commissioning organization that supports and values their talents.
CALL FOR ARTISTS // SPRING 2019
Coyote Central is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to organizational, personal, and systemic growth in equity. Coyote continues to build a teaching artist roster, staff and board that reflect the diversity and intersectionality of the students we serve. People of color, multilingual, LGBTQ and nonbinary folks are strongly encouraged to apply.
Introduction to the power of public art with a vision for how it could unfold in a student’s future
Spark community engagement and investment in community (impact/legacy/voice/change)
Opportunity for advanced artists to continue to hone skills with professional artists and equipment - Direct opportunity for youth voice/perspective
Foster collaboration and creativity through the development of ideas around a central theme
Development of community and SEL skills amongst a diverse range of students in a shared medium.
Quality, well thought out and produced artwork that represents students and Coyote well
Over 200 young CityWorks artists have connected with their community by creating site-specific public art since 1987. Seeing their work in prominent public venues gives these young artists a sense of accomplishment, civic pride, and the commissioning organization has an opportunity to celebrate the exceptional talents of youth while furthering their mission with original art.
Each project is designed and created by 6-8 Coyote youth who will work alongside an experienced public artist to dream up and produce the scope of work designated by the client. Projects typically take 20-30 hours of work over the course of a few weeks. Every project is different and built to specifications. DREAM BIG!
CITYWORKS FOR INDIVIDUALS + BUSINESSES
I’m interested in commissioning Coyote for a project!
CITYWORKS FOR SOCIAL SERVICE PROVIDERS
CityWorks began as a self-sustaining program in which businesses paid commissioning fees to cover the costs of artist fees and materials. Coyote now also offers its CityWorks projects to social service organizations, local non-profits, and neighborhood groups for little or no fee.