CONTRACTOR FOR CREATIVE MINDS OUT-OF-SCHOOL PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATION
Mass Cultural Council’s Creative Minds
Out-of-School program (CMOST) provides training, free curriculum, and follow-up
support to afterschool/out-of-school programs to enable them to bring visual
art-learning and artmaking to children grades K-5. Mass Cultural Council’s goal is to provide
access to art-making and art-learning for children statewide, thus helping them
develop art literacy and 21st century
skills to improve their lives and the communities they live in (skills such as
creative thinking, self-expression, imagination, innovation, observation,
team-work, critical thinking and problem solving). In addition, the program seeks to help
afterschool/out-of-school youth workers gain or strengthen skills in providing
engaging artmaking and art-learning opportunities for children grades K-5.
more information on CMOST see: https://massculturalcouncil.org/education/creative-minds-out-of-school/The Mass Cultural Council seeks a
nonprofit entity (“Contractor”) to implement all aspects of CMOST, working with
Mass Cultural Council as a partner. The
Contractor must have extensive experience providing outreach, training in visual
art-based learning for children, and follow-up support services to
Massachusetts afterschool/out-of-school programs.
all aspects of the CMOST program working with Mass Cultural Council as a
Represent CMOST at professional convenings and
meetings of the afterschool/out-of-school sector
Conduct outreach to afterschool/out-of-school
program providers statewide to promote the CMOST training and curriculum
Recruit sites, staff, and program leaders for
training and implementation of curriculum
Work with Mass Cultural Council to select
trainers, develop training, deliver (logistics, promotion, registration, and
follow-up) and evaluate trainings
Work with Mass Cultural Council to address
evaluation findings for continuous program improvement
Provide ongoing “help-desk” services for
trainees through email, Facebook, and on-site consultations
Provide digital and web materials (photos, story
content) to Mass Cultural Council as content for Mass Cultural Council’s
website and social media to tell how the program is serving Massachusetts
constituents, particularly children and organizations serving children.
Pending funding, it is Mass Cultural Council’s expectation that the
Contractor will continue in this role in FY21, however, Mass Cultural Council
reserves the right to re-advertise the contract.Property Rights
products (training design, evaluations, printed materials, digital and web
components) will be the joint property of Mass Cultural Council and
contractors must demonstrate extensive experience and expertise in:
- The Massachusetts afterschool/out-of-school
- Designing visual art-based
afterschool/out-of-school programs for children grades K-5
- Conducting outreach to community-based
programs serving children grades K-5
- Developing and delivering training in K-5
visual art-based learning to afterschool/out-of-school youth workers
- Developing and maintaining help-desk support
for afterschool/out-of-school youth workers and programs
Criteria for Review
- Level and quality of relevant experience of
- Demonstrated ability to achieve this program’s
- Appropriateness of budget
Please describe your qualifications
and relevant experience to perform the work described, including connections
with afterschool/out-of-school sites and experience in visual art
learning-based training, program design and help-desk services (4 pages). Include resumes and background information
on the qualifications of the specific individuals who would perform this work
-- including proposed trainer(s).
Provide a detailed FY20 project budget (1 page) and Timeline (1 page).
How To Apply:
Proposals must be received at Mass
Cultural Council via email by 11:59 PM, Monday, August 26, 2019. Email proposals to Diane Daily, Program
Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org .
For more information, contact Diane
Daily at the email listed above, or at 617-858-2709.
August 26, 2019
About this Organization:
The Mass Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes
excellence, inclusion, education, and diversity in the arts, humanities, and
sciences to foster a rich cultural life for all Massachusetts residents and
contributes to the vitality of our communities and economy.
The Council pursues this mission through a wide range of
grants, initiatives, and advocacy for artists, communities, organizations, and
We believe in the power of culture. Working through the arts,
humanities, and sciences, culture is a dynamic force for enriching communities,
growing the economy, increasing accessibility, and fostering individual
creativity. Culture is intrinsically valuable and unique in its ability to lift
the human spirit.
We recognize the essential role that a rich cultural life
plays in communities and the lives of individuals. To invest in our cultural
life is to invest in our shared future.
We partner with artists, communities, organizations, and
schools to unleash the power of culture across the Commonwealth.