TFS & UNCA STEAM Studios is looking for a resident fellow to be a liaison between partnering organizations BeLoved Asheville and The Furniture Society for the 2020/2021 Craft For A Greater Good program.
Are you someone who is a skilled connector, communicator, and facilitator?
Are you interested in making a difference in communities through making?
The Furniture Society is pleased to announce the launch of a Local Resident Fellowship position to facilitate the work of Craft For a Greater Good in Asheville, NC during the 2020/2021 year.
Primary partners are UNC Asheville — STEAM Studios, and BeLoved Asheville, a local non-profit building a micro-home village to address the housing crisis in Asheville. This iteration of CGG will involve working with our partners, members of the Asheville and the national Furniture Society communities to create furniture for these tiny homes.
The Local Resident Fellow position is critical to the success of this project. They will report to the team at UNC Asheville STEAM Studio. The key function is to lead and facilitate the CGG project and workshops, serving as the liaison between the partner organizations, and the community itself.
The Resident Fellow will manage projects, establish design parameters, and work collaboratively with local stakeholders. The fellow will also develop a final design and plan for fabrication, installation, and dissemination of information about the project.
- Access to STEAM Studio and equipment
- Continued professional development through contact with STEAM and TFS staff, TFS members, fellows, department peers, community partners, local and national artists, and students.
- Opportunity to present and share experience and results of the project at the FS conference (and through social media channels) to a national audience.
Please note: housing is not included in this Fellowship