About this Call for Participants

The Shed, New York’s new multi-arts center designed to commission, produce, and present all types of performing arts, visual arts, and popular culture will open in Spring 2019. Committed to commissioning new work by a range of artists, their building features versatile spaces for the broadest range of performance, music, visual art, multi-disciplinary work, events, and a free experimental lab for local artists and collectives. Before the building opens, The Shed is producing and presenting a series of new works and community engagement programs throughout New York City.

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY is working together with The Shed and with artist Asad Raza on a call for participants to collaborate on an artwork/experiment Schema for a School, an experimental school program that aims to enact new models for teaching and learning, available by individual application for CUNY Graduate Center students and others from institutions across the city region. For more information about this opportunity, program, and to apply, please click here. Deadline for completed online application: April, 6th, 2018.

The organizers are looking to assemble a diverse group of motivated students. Students are expected to be absolutely reliable in their attendance: anyone unsure about their ability to commit to the times and dates stated on the application form should not apply. We are able to offer each successful CUNY Graduate Center student an additional stipend of $300 to help cover expenses, e.g. Metrocard, occasional meals, or to make up for missed tutoring sessions or other part-time work that might need to be put on hold while attending/supplementing Schema for a School. The capacity of the experimental school is approximately 22 students, and if you are successful then please contact Cara Jordan at the Center for the Humanities to arrange reimbursement, or for questions or further information about this opportunity at [email protected].