Stonnington Youth Services is seeking expressions of interest to co-facilitate a youth graffiti education and prevention program from November 2017-March 2018.
The City of Stonnington has a high incidence of illegal graffiti and tagging. These incidents tend to be focused around particular hotspots and reduce the amenity and perceived safety of the area for the local community. Currently, Stonnington partners with the Department of Justice, Corrections Victoria to undertake a weekly removal service at numerous sites nominated by Council with participants removing 200m2 of graffiti per week at great cost to Council.
In response to this growing issue Council has been trialing new ways to manage illegal graffiti and tagging, including some of the factors that lead young people to engage in illegal graffiti.
Stonnington’s “Hit the Streets” Graffiti Education and Prevention Project utilises a prevention and early intervention approach to address graffiti throughout the municipality. The project engages young people from the City of Stonnington in a 3-month development program that culminates in two main public art murals across the City of Stonnington. The program moves through distinct phases and workshops, continually building the skills and awareness of the participating young people. The program is required to run over the warmer months (October-April).
Outcomes include young people becoming aware of the cost to community of illegal tagging and the social impact this has on the profile of legitimate street art. Young people will have increased skills to execute aesthetically acceptable artworks and legal opportunities to utilize these skills. Participants will also be supported to learn about and access education and training pathways to pursue their artistic interests and be informed of the capacity for commercial opportunities with street art.
We are currently seeking expressions of interest from local professional street artists and agencies who are engaged in producing street art in a legal or commercial capacity to mentor the participants in the program as well as providing skills training in concept development, design abilities and aerosol skills. This expression of interest is for a 3 year period, with funding being confirmed on a yearly basis.
Expressions of interest close on Monday 31st July 2017 and should address the following
• Name of organization/artist and ABN
• Working with Children’s and Police Checks
• Evidence of indemnity insurance
• Brief summary of professional portfolio
• Why you/your organization will be a drawcard for young people to participate
• Details of any prior experience running similar programs
• Details of prior experience working in partnership with local government
• Proposed 12 week program outline
• Proposed budget including full breakdown (cannot exceed $25,000)
Please submit your application to Holly Carpenter, Coordinator Stonnington Youth Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. For any queries relating to this program please call (03) 8290 7022.