The Sanctuaries | Washington, DC
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Advisors

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ABOUT


We ignite the sacred power of the arts for social change.


The Sanctuaries is the first interfaith arts community in the country. 

We're a new expression of a long lineage of artists, organizers, and visionaries who have shaped the rich culture of our nation’s capital. Our Advisors are integral partners in this work, offering guidance and connecting us to resources that expand our impact and keep us accountable to our local communities. 


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In 2013, twenty neighbors came together to create “sanctuaries” – sacred spaces where artists of diverse backgrounds could build trust and take collective action.

Today, our community comprises over 150 artists working across artistic media, from creative writing to hip hop to screenprinting. Our artists gather regularly in Art Teams to build lasting friendships and collaborate on artistic projects that model the power of multicultural organizing. Our intensive 5-month Training Program equips artists with the tools, frameworks, and practices they need to become spiritually-resilient activists and organizers working on the front lines of grassroots justice campaigns. At the end of the program, select alumni become trained facilitators and lead workshops with other communities and organizations to build collective capacity for arts-driven equity.

The Sanctuaries has been profiled by media outlets like CBS News, The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, etc. for our unique approach to multicultural organizing. 


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ROLES


We're currently recruiting 4 types of Advisors!


I. National Advisors

In short:
Our National Advisors guide our expansion efforts as we look to deepen our partnerships with organizations and scale our training programs across the country. They provide input on how best to grow in a sustainable way that honors local traditions, compensates local workers, and builds on the great work that is already happening in these cities.

Fit:
Our National Advisors have experience scaling programs, securing financial resources, and/or are connected with organizations that have relationships with communities in multiple locations. Our current geographical focus is Boston, MA, and Austin, TX, but National Advisors are not required to have connections in these two cities.

Expectations :
+ Serve a one-year term through December 2018
+ Participate in two (2) virtual meetings with other National Advisors
+ Provide ad-hoc input and guidance estimated at five (5) hours per month

Our National Advisors are not compensated but will be publicly recognized for their important contribution to this work. 


II. Local (DC) Advisors

In short:
Our Local Advisors guide our local training program as we look to deepen our partnerships with communities and organizations in Washington, DC. They provide input on how best to honor and remain accountable to the populations in the city, as well as help us expand the impact of our work through relationships with civic leaders and local businesses. 

Fit:
Our Local Advisors are deeply rooted in one or more communities in Washington, DC, and have a demonstrated commitment to the creative arts, social change, and/or the spiritual life.

Expectations :
+ Serve a one-year term through December 2018
+ Participate in two (2) in-person meetings with other Local Advisors
+ Provide ad-hoc input and guidance estimated at five (5) hours per month 

Our Local Advisors are not compensated but will be publicly recognized for their important contribution to this work. 


III. Elders

In short:
Our Elders support the formation of the artists who participate in our local training program in Washington, DC. They share the knowledge and practices that have guided and sustained them in this work over many years. While there is no minimum age to become an Elder, we are looking for individuals with extensive wisdom in their field and/or craft. 

Fit:
Our Elders are deeply rooted in one or more communities in Washington, DC, and have a demonstrated commitment to the creative arts, social change, and/or the spiritual life.

Expectations :
+ Serve a six (6) - month term through July 2018
+ Participate in two (2) in-person meetings with other Elders
+ Attend at least one (1) day-long workshop during our training program 

Our Elders are not compensated but will be publicly recognized for their important contribution to this work. 


IV. Assessors

In short:
Our Assessors help us recruit and evaluate the applicants to our local arts activist training program in Washington, DC. They ensure that our finalists represent a wide range of artistic media, life experiences, and local communities in the city. 

Fit:
Our Assessors bring personal experience in arts and justice work and are deeply connected to one or more artistic and/or civic communities.

Expectations :
+ Actively recruit applicants in November/December 2017
+ Review applications in January 2018 estimated at fifteen (15) hours
+ Participate in one (1) in-person meeting with other Assessors 

Our Assessors are compensated with a $200 stipend and will be publicly recognized for their contribution to this work. 


Interested? Apply below.


Our Advisor positions are open until filled. Apply today!

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