Bridge Live Arts Seeks Co-Director
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis with priority given to applications received by December 1.
Bridge Live Arts (B.L.A.) seeks a passionate, energetic Co-Director with an Operations and Development focus to join our team. The ideal candidate is someone with leadership experience, a passion for working at the intersection of the arts and social justice, and a dedication to furthering cultural and racial equity in the Bay Area and nationwide. This is an exciting opportunity to move into co-leadership in an organization that is re-imagining equity-driven models in the arts.
The new Co-Director will co-lead the organization in partnership with the Director of Arts Leadership, with support and collaboration from the Community Engagement Manager and Marketing and Development Coordinator. The new Co-Director will partner with the entire staff and Board to further the organization's mission to create and support equity-driven live art that centers artists as agents of change. This role will have a special focus on supporting the organization's operations and fundraising.
The Co-Director position is a part-time employee position. Schedule is flexible and remote, with occasional in person events. Hours are flexible and range from 50-70 hours/month. Pay: $36/hour.
Applicants must be based in the Bay Area. Two year commitment required.
We especially encourage people of color, queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people to apply.
Send cover letter, resume with two references, plus a writing sample to help us assess your grant writing skills; writing samples can come from a wide range of contexts, including blog posts, essays, letters, and project proposals.
Community Engagement Residency 2023-2024
Applications now open! Deadline: November 15th, 2022.
The Community Engagement Residency (CER) is a program under Bridge Live Arts (B.L.A) that provides year-long support for socially engaged dance and movement artists to engage in creative process with their communities, however they define them. In addition to receiving funding, the CER program helps build artist capacity in program design, networking, production, grant writing, marketing, and other areas of the artist's interest. Core values of the residency are equity, dialogue, process, artist autonomy, the intersection of art-making and activism, and building meaningful relationships among artists.
Applicants residing in San Francisco, Marin, Alameda, and Contra Costa Counties are eligible to apply. Black, Indigenous, Queer, Transfolk, and people of color are encouraged to apply.
Video: Footage from 2018-2019 CER Lead Artist Gerald Casel’s “Dancing Around Race” Public Gathering presented by Bridge Live Arts; Footage from 2021-2022 CER Lead Artist Andreína Maldonado in rehearsal with members of La Colectiva de Mujeres SF and Day Labor Program SF for “Our Work, Our Dignity”; Footage from 2021-2022 CER Lead Artists jose abad & Stephanie Hewitt’s “to be like a river” retreat for QTBIPOC Bay Area artists at Dance Mission’s Dos Rios Retreat Center in Yuki Territory.
Join our Board
Bridge Live Arts is currently seeking new board members to join and support our organizational transition to a fully distributed leadership model.
Board members will play a key role in envisioning and developing this landmark transformation. Along with our staff, artists, and a passionate team of creatives they will re-imagine Board leadership and support the creation of equity-driven art that centers artists as agents of change.
HMD Board Members: Top, L to R - Sophia Wang, Tristan Ching Hartmann, Megan Wright;
Bottom, L to R - Aleta Hayes, Karla Quintero
Board Member Responsibilities
Commit to a three-year term of service.
Attend monthly Board meetings.
Optional attendance at committee meetings.
Contribute to the life of the Board through co-creating agendas for meetings, co-facilitating meetings, and stepping into rotating leadership roles (Co-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer) throughout Board tenure.
Stay informed about and engaged in B.L.A's programming.
Actively promote B.L.A programs to your community to help expand the organization’s audience.
Support staff with event planning, strategic visioning, community building, value-alignment, budgeting, and any other areas of work to help further our mission and values.
No prior board experience or financial contribution is required.
Areas of Experience
Board members contribute their time and expertise in a way that feels personally significant and meaningful. This year, our Board is looking to cultivate expertise and build capacity in the following areas:
New Approaches to Fundraising (ie. Community-Centric Fundraising)
Expertise or practice in art-making and production, in any art form