CATALYST

Teaching Creative Submission Form

SAACA is currently seeking class proposals from artists who would be interested in teaching in our new makerspace, CATALYST.

About SAACA
With funds generated through community support from individual donors, special event revenues, grants, and collaborative business partnerships, SAACA provides diverse engagement opportunities for artists, organizations, businesses, and individuals in the community. SAACA is committed to the economic and cultural development of Southern Arizona. Each year the Southern Arizona Arts and Cultural Alliance provides more than 200,000 unique arts and cultural engagement opportunities for the community. 

About the Makerspace
The new space will be located at the Tucson Mall (4500 North Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ, 85705) in a 14,000 square foot storefront that is currently under construction and renovated to suit the needs of the organization, and for use of the community.  The space will be a first of its kind development, housing over 20 arts and cultural disciplines and creative functions under one roof. This center will serve as an active partner in the educational, economic and cultural life in Southern Arizona; inviting discovery, creativity, entrepreneurship and learning through collaboration.  Through its programs, the Arts and Cultural Center will be a vital part of the fabric of our region.  

About the call for proposals
SAACA is anticipating a September opening for CATALYST, with programming in the classes running a minimum of two classes per day four days a week. We are currently gathering as much information as possible on how artists and the community would like to use the makerspaces; what classes the public would like to participate in and what classes our community of artists would like to teach. As part of this effort we are setting up a database of interested teaching artists. The below form will get you entered into that database from which programming decisions will be made. We will make invitations to artists registered in this database as teaching opportunities that fit their expertise and long term goals arise. Teaching artists should be able to provide SAACA with 2-3 professional references from either employers or past students if contacted for a teaching opportunity.

TEACH A CLASS OR WORKSHOP IN CATALYST

CATALYST provides four distinct spaces equipped for artists and makers to design and host creative workshops and collaborative programming for the community.

The CATALYST Art & Maker Space offers classroom space for professional artists, design professionals, engineers, musicians and chefs and culinary makers to conduct workshops, lectures, or classes. Artists must apply and be accepted to the approved schedule prior to scheduling any classes or soliciting students.
In this self-directed program, Creative Educators will determine their own class schedule, syllabus, and workshop content. SAACA will provide the space, tables, chairs, and access to shared studio equipment for students, depending on space used.

SAACA will include Creative Educators’ classes and workshops on our Website, including description, date and time, fee, and sign-up directions. SAACA provides monthly, email advertising to 25,000+ list, social media, local print advertising promoting the facility, memberships, and classes. Specific class marketing is the responsibility of the artist.  All supplies and materials are provided by the teacher.

Art Educators have two choices for using space and offering classes/workshops:
1. Rental Space with hourly fee to CATALYST, without use of SAACA class registration system and promotions
2. Rental Space with hourly fee to CATALYST; SAACA facilitates class registration and payment portal, with marketing supplemental listed above.  10% fee on all class registrations kept by SAACA to cover marketing and registration processing fees.  Teacher is paid within 7-10 business days following the class.  

AVAILABLE TEACHING SPACES

Available Teaching & Maker Spaces
Culinary Teaching Kitchen
Chefs, educators and culinary technicians can use this space to teach classes based in developing traditional and contemporary culinary knowledge and skills. The room is equipped with tables, stools, prep counters, refrigerator, freezer, a convection oven, a commercial dishwasher, plates, cutlery, pots and pans. Maximum capacity: 15-20, depending on activity.  

Music and Digital Arts Lab
Musicians, photographers, multimedia and digital artists, and educators can use this space to teach lessons and classes in sound mixing, podcasting, video, photography, and more. The room is equipped with tables, chairs, mixing station, and sound booths; requires supervised use of equipment. Maximum capacity: 15-30, depending on activity.

Robotics & Engineering Lab 
Builders, creators, innovators, designers, computer scientists, and tinkerers can use this space to teach technical skills alongside the maker mentality to the general public through fix-it clinics, 3D design and fabrication, and project-based workshops. The room is equipped with tables and stools; requires supervised use of equipment. Maximum capacity: 15-30, depending on activity.

Arts & Crafts Studio
Painters, potters, jewelers, weavers, glass artists, and general DIYers can teach classes in any medium, mixed-media, and interdisciplinary arts and crafts. The room is equipped with tables, chairs, easels, paper for covering tables, basic supplies and materials. Maximum capacity: 15-30, depending on activity.

These spaces can be used by artists, makers, creatives, professionals, and community members to both teach workshops, and take workshops. Each year SAACA provides more than 200,000 unique arts and cultural engagement opportunities for the community; we would like to invite teaching artists and makers to lead workshops, programs and activities at Catalyst. To begin the workshop planning process, please submit an inquiry to rent out a teaching space for consideration. 

TEACHING & WORKSHOP RENTAL RATES

Interested teachers can host a class in CATALYST by renting out a select maker space by the hour.  Classes can take place Tuesday - Saturday, between 10am-6pm (Regular CATALYST Hours) and 6pm-9pm (After Hours) 

ARTIST INFORMATION

In this section please tell us more about who you are as an artist and your qualifications to teach at Catalyst. Please give us as much information as possible about your background and past experiences.

Which of the CATALYST Art & Maker Spaces are you Interested in Teaching?*
Name*
Address*
e.g. Visual Artist, Musician, Actor, Writer, Engineer, Chef, Creative Therapist, Photographer, Web Designer, etc.
What days of the week are you open to offering the class?*
Check all that Apply. CATALYST is open Tuesday - Saturday
What times are you open to offering the class? *
Check all that Apply. Times may vary based upon class length. The below hours are considered estimates of space usage. CATALYST is open Tuesday - Saturday
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Be as specific as possible listing any classes taught, at what locations, and years spent teaching.
Do you have any of the following certifications, training, or skills that may be useful for a public classroom?

TEACHING GOALS

In this section tell us about who you would like to teach and how you would like to teach them. As we seek to develop long-term partnerships with our teaching artists we would like to know more about how you would like to use the makerspaces and classrooms.

Which Arts & Maker Space at CATALYST are you interested in utilizing to teach your class?*
MUSIC, PERFORMING, AND DIGITAL ARTS Primary Creative Medium
Select the Medium that describes your PRIMARY creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
MUSIC, PERFORMING, AND DIGITAL ARTS Secondary Creative Medium
Select the Medium that describes your SECONDARY creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
MUSIC, PERFORMING, AND DIGITAL ARTS Additional Creative Medium (Optional)
Select the Medium that describes your ADDITIONAL creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
ROBOTICS AND ENGINEERING Primary Creative Medium
Select the Medium that describes your PRIMARY creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
ROBOTICS AND ENGINEERING Secondary Creative Medium
Select the Medium that describes your SECONDARY creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
ROBOTICS AND ENGINEERING Additional Creative Medium (Optional)
Select the Medium that describes your ADDITIONAL creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
CULINARY Primary Creative Medium
Select the Medium that describes your PRIMARY creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
CULINARY Secondary Creative Medium
Select the Medium that describes your SECONDARY creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
CULINARY Additional Creative Medium (Optional)
Select the Medium that describes your ADDITIONAL creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
VISUAL ARTS Primary Artist Medium
Select the Medium that describes your PRIMARY artist medium. Choose Only 1 option
VISUAL ARTS Secondary Artist Medium
Select the Medium that describes your SECONDARY artist medium. Choose Only 1 option
Additional Artist Medium (Optional)
Select the Medium that describes your ADDITIONAL artist medium. Choose Only 1 option
EDUCATION/MULTIPURPOSE Primary Creative Medium
Select the Medium that describes your PRIMARY creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
EDUCATION/MULTIPURPOSE Secondary Creative Medium
Select the Medium that describes your SECONDARY creative medium. Choose Only 1 option
Additional Creative Medium - (Optional)
Select the Medium that describes additional creative mediums. Choose Only 1 option
SAACA is dedicated to making CATALYST an inclusive community space. Please tell us if you've had experience working with any of the following people:
I am interested in teaching classes for the following. (select all that apply)
I am comfortable teaching the following (select all that apply)
My preferred class structure is
I would be interested in opportunities to teach using the following payment models (select all that apply)

SAMPLE CLASS PROPOSAL

In this section we ask you to submit a proposal for one class you would like to teach in Catalyst. Understanding that you may have more than one class you would like to offer, please select one  to describe in this section that is representative of your work as a teaching artist. 

Class attendees would be:
Class Level
Be as specific as possible, include brands, sizes, any relevant information
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Number of tables, chairs, orientation etc.

Use the image uploads below to attach any relevant pictures. Pictures of your work, pictures of student projects completed under your supervision, action shots of classes in progress. If this is a class you have taught before you should include images of finished projects. You can include up to five images.

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Thank you for your time and interest in completing this call for proposals. SAACA staff will be in touch if the information on your entry form is a match to our current programming needs. Proposals will be kept on file for future opportunities in CATALYST. 

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