VAMP: Visual Art-Making as Praxis
CCSRE's Visual Art Making as Praxis Fellowship (VAMP) provides students and opportunity to partner with a community organization that centers their work at the intersections of art, film, music, performance, racial and social justice.
- Enrollment in the spring 2022 course: CSRE 100P
- All summer fellows are required to work with their community partners at least 30 hours/week for ten consecutive weeks at their placements.
- Fellows are expected to work on-site or virtual with their host organization.
- Fellows must attend events like a kick-off retreat (Spring)
- Complete a capstone project in collaboration with your community partner and present it at Stanford in the Fall quarter.
- Students will receive up to $7,000 for the fellowship
Application Deadline: February 11th, 2022.
Opportunities - Summer 2022
Crowded Fire Theater
CFT is composed of an ensemble of Resident Artists made up of top Bay Area actors, designers, and dramaturgs. This ensemble, with its multiplicity of interests and ideas, as well as the dedication and talent of its members, represents one of the company’s most significant strengths. The company also supports our Mentorship Program, providing customized year-long mentoring for up to three artists, technicians, or arts administrators each year.
Queer Women of Color Media Arts Project (QWOCMAP) uses film to shatter stereotypes and bias, reveal the lived truth of inequality, and build community around art and activism. We create, exhibit, and distribute high-impact new films that authentically reflect the lives of queer women of color both cisgender & transgender, and nonbinary, gender nonconforming, and transgender people of color of any orientation, and address the vital, intersecting social justice issues that concern our multiple communities.
QWOCMAP actively invests in, develops, and nurtures the creativity and leadership of African Descent/Black, Asian, Chicanx/Latinx, First Nations/Native American/American Indian/Indigenous, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander, Southwest Asian, North African/Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim, South Asian (SWANA/AMEMSA), and Mixed-Race lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, and nonbinary, gender nonconforming and transgender people of color, and intersex and Two Spirit people of color.
Our vision nurtures filmmaker-activists as leaders of social justice movements that incorporate the power of art as cultural resistance and cultural resilience, cultural reclamation and cultural renewal. We will fundamentally transform the world into a place where justice and equity are the norm.
Possible Projects: Interns collaborating with QWOCMAP will assist us in launching our 18th annual International Queer Women of Color Film Festival, to be held in-person on June 10-12, 2022 at the Presidio Theatre in San Francisco. At our annual film festival, we screen films created through our programs, in addition to films by independent filmmakers from around the world. It’s unlike any other film screening you’ve been to: a theatre full of friends and family who are gathering to not only watch a film together, but to experience something new, to think differently, build community, and to participate in deep, lasting social change.
In addition to supporting the success of our 18th International Film Festival, QWOCMAP interns will complete discrete capstone projects such as website re-design, creating film discussion guides, creating plans for organizational collaborations in specific regions, and developing content for communications campaigns, to name just a few. Experience with or passion for any of these areas is a plus:
- Community organizing & activism
- Media & communications
- Independent work skills
- Group work skills
- Flexible with day-to-day and long-term tasks
Our interns have our utmost respect, and we hope that this will be a learning experience for both you and us. We will work with you to specialize your responsibilities so that they make the most sense to what you are willing and able to do.