International Exchange Program for Hip Hop Artist/Educators
Applicants must be:
- Outstanding performers with teaching experience
- Experienced in one or more of the following areas: Beat Making, DJing, b-boying/b-girling (or other forms of hip-hop dance), or MCing
- Able to commit to traveling abroad for 3–4 weeks in one or more countries
- United States citizens at least 21 years of age
- In possession of or able to obtain a U.S. passport
Applicants will be selected according to the following criteria:
- Artistic excellence and experience
- Teaching ability and experience
- Communication skills
- Potential to use music or dance to promote peace and conflict resolution
- Potential to thrive as cultural diplomats
Applicants should provide the following materials:
- A cover letter (maximum 3 pages) explaining the candidate’s suitability for the position, relevant experience, and teaching philosophy. Letters should also explain how the candidate would use his or her art to help promote peace and conflict resolution.
- A 2-page resume
- A list of 3–5 references with contact information. No recommendations should be sent at this time.
- A link to a creative work sample. The sample can be a recording or a video; for example, several tracks produced by the candidate, a video of a DJ or dance routine, or a Soundcloud link.
Submission And Information
All materials should be collected into a single PDF labeled with the candidate’s last name (e.g., Bambaataa.pdf) and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 9, 2014.
Next Level is looking for creative, caring communicators who are committed to teaching young people to express themselves constructively through hip-hop and who are eager to showcase their talents to overseas audiences.