Strategic Planning - Art and Transformation - Medellín, Colombia
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You must be able to speak Spanish, English.
When Can You Start?
You can start as soon as possible and stay for 2 weeks to 3½ months
Description and Impact
We are a non-profit arts organization with 3 areas of interest: Artistic Practice, Pedagogy and Research. The current beneficiaries of our programs are the local artistic community, the general public and the international artistic community. Our programs include residencies for artists, curators and academics, a pedagogical program in which we address social and political issues with groups of children, youth and adults and we are beginning a research/publication program.
In 2012 we wrote a strategic plan with certain goals; some of which have been achieved.
We need immediate help in analyzing our strengths and weaknesses and priorities, our current thoughts about our programs and especially our future economic sustainability and in creating a viable strategy for the future.
The goal for this project is to have a viable strategic economic plan at the end of the experteer's visit.
The plan should minimally consider our history, our interests, our perceptions about the needs in the community, our current projects, and our current and projected economic needs.
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Learning Opportunity
- Good For Groups
Our facility/house is centrally located, in Prado Centro, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Medellín.
The house has 3 bedrooms in one of which we can house the experteer. These are the same rooms that we use to house the artists, curators and academics who participate in our artist residency program. One smaller room has a private bath, the other two larger rooms have a shared bathroom. If the "residency" takes place in the first half of the year, the experteer can specify their preference.
There is wireless internet service and local telephone service.
The experteer will have use of the shared kitchen.
The house is near the metro, bus service and the local taxi service is relatively cheap.
The Experteer will learn a lot about the realities and unique aspects of Medellíin and Colombia from an historical, social, political point of view.
She/he will learn the realities of an autonomous alternative contemporary arts organization in Latin America, which will serve as a point of reference in the future.
Normally, we provide coffee, cereal, milk and sugar for a basic breakfast. The other meals can be prepared in the kitchen.
There is a small supermarket nearby and a larger one is easily accessed via the metro or bus or taxi. An open public market is also fairly close by which is also accessible via bus or taxi.
We will analyze our budget to see if we can help with some of the local living expenses. This will also depend on the time of the visit.
We can provide orientation in the city, city tours, tours of the surrounding towns, and perhaps even further away from the city.
Introduction to local figures who might be of interest to the Experteer.
Some shared social time can also anticipated beyond the tours.
This project accepts applications for virtual experteers.