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This page will help you in your role as Art Contact. We expect that other Qs will arise and so Issy O'Keeffe will available to help you. 





About the Art Campaign
What is Jesus Club
What is the Art Campaign
Timeline
Theme

The Art Contact Role
Your Role  
To-Do Checklist

More Information
Introduction at Clubs
Photos and Stories
Running a Workshop
Permission Letter
Lesson Series
Other Logistics





About the Art Campaign



What is Jesus Club


Jesus Club is a ministry that aims to make the love of Jesus known to adults with intellectual disabilities. Our fortnightly 2-hour program runs at 12 churches across Sydney. Visit About Jesus Club.




What is the Art Campaign


In 2018-2019, we’re hosting an Art Campaign that gathers artworks from our 12 clubs culminating in an exhibition in 2019. This will be a fun way for our Members to showcase their talent to their friends, family and the general public. We’re also using the Art Campaign to gather more people who can support and get involved with Jesus Club. Read About Art Campaign to learn more.




Timeline


2018-2019: Our 12 clubs will create artworks during the fortnightly Jesus Club program.

Later in 2019: Artworks and stories about the artists will be displayed on a website shared with as many people as possible. A day-long exhibition will be held in a central Sydney location and open to the public. Members will also attend and personally showcase their artworks.




Theme


The theme is New Creation, which has a double meaning. First, by making artworks Members are making new creations. Second, New Creation refers to the Bible verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17, "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, the old has gone, behold the new has come!". One of the Jesus Club Values is that people’s disabilities are an aspect of their lives but do not define their identity. Members' true identity is being new creations in Christ.





The Art Contact Role



Your Role


Each Art Contact will be matched with a club. Your primary role is to be alongside your club as they produce artworks. You will be the main contact for Club Coordinators and Leaders for ideas, questions and logistics.

In practice, you'll be expected to:
1) Visit your club in person and present the idea of the Art Campaign to the Leaders (basically, play a video about the Art Campaign & introduce yourself as their Art Contact).
2) Keep an eye on your club, making sure they produce a set of artworks by June 2019. Clubs may want to do this on their own or may want some assistance from you.
3) Visit the club at least once while they are making artworks and gather stories and photos of the Members.




To-Do Checklist


In 2018

  • Read material at About Art Campaign, For Clubs and Art Ideas.
  • Visit the Club and present the idea of the Art Campaign. This will involve showing a video about the Art Campaign and letting the Leaders know you are available if they need support. Contact your club's Coordinator to arrange this visit.

From now until the exhibition in 2019:
  • Visit your club at least once to:
    A) Collect stories about the Members
    B) Take photos of them making artworks. 
  • Depending on how much assistance your club would like from you, you might also:
    A) Meet with Leaders to discuss art ideas
    B) Run an art-making session with your club's Members
    C) Carry out another idea you may have.




Other Information



Introduction at Clubs



Photos and Stories



Running a Workshop



Permission Letter


Make sure that Members have given written permission. Letter to Members (PDF), Letter to Members (Word).




Lesson Series



Other Logistics







More Info


• Remember you are not alone! Administrator Tuvan will set up a WhatsApp group for all Art Contacts so we can all share stories from our visits and helpful tips.
• For any questions, contact our Art Coordinator, Issy O’Keeffe at issy.okeeffe@gmail.com, or Mel Fung at mel@jesusclub.org.au.