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Now accepting class proposals for both our Winter 2021 digital and in-person classes!

Class dates will run from mid-January through the end of March.

Textile Center is looking for innovative class proposals for digital and in-person classes that align with our mission of “honoring textile traditions, promoting excellence and innovation, and inspiring widespread participation in fiber art.”


View the application on Submittable here. You will need to create an account with Submittable here when you are ready to apply.


Priority Deadline:
Tuesday, December 8, 11:59 PM

  • (This includes receiving email communication from former instructors who desire to resubmit a class proposal for a class that they have already taught at Textile Center in the last two years.)

Final Deadline: Tuesday, January 12, 11:59 PM

  • (Class proposals submitted under this timeline will be used to add additional classes that might add breadth or depth to our schedule–as the schedule permits.)

 

If you have any questions or would like to discuss your application, please feel free to call the Program team at 612-436-0464, or email Raye Cordes at rcordes@textilecentermn.org.

Class Types

Digital classes for adults (NEW!):

Digital classes are delivered from Textile Center’s digital studio, located at 3000 University Ave. SE in Minneapolis. Technical support, including Zoom delivery, split screen with overhead camera, and on-site technical assistance are provided for the entirety of your class. Class size is limited to 12-18, and instructor pay is $40 per teaching hour, plus a bonus for reaching capacity. Student supply lists are expected to be comprehensive, as students will procure their own supplies. Please note, HANDOUTS have to be prepared by you and in PDF format– sent to us at least ONE WEEK before your workshop begins so we can get them to students in a timely manner.

If you have never taught a digital class, we strongly encourage you to join us for an information session scheduled for Thursday, November 19 at 6 PM via ZOOM (RSVP HERE) to learn about using a digital platform for teaching. This professional development session is intended to aid in helping you prepare a successful proposal. A recording of this will be available on our website after the session.

In-person classes for adults:

In-person classes are held at Textile Center. During COVID-19, we maintain CDC safety standards, and students are notified of safety standards before registering and again before their class. Everyone in the building is required to wear a mask, tables are set at least 6 feet apart, surfaces are sanitized before and after every class, and our new ionization system provides a constant air purification process for the entire building. Class size is limited to 8, and pay is $35 per teaching hour, plus a bonus for reaching capacity. Student supplies can be provided in a kit form by instructors, and students reimburse the instructors directly for the kits–or a comprehensive supply kit can be used for the students to procure their own supplies. (Usually classes are a combination of these two things.) To learn about our safety procedures, please click for our protocols.

FAQ

Who should apply?

  • Fiber arts instructors who have experience creating their own curriculum and facilitating adult classes of at least 15 students at a high level

  • If you are proposing to teach a class that has already been taught at Textile Center in the last 2 years, please reach out to Raye Cordes–rcordes@textilecentermn.org–with your request for consideration to repeat the class.

 

How do I apply?

  • You will need to make a Submittable account to apply (SIGN UP HERE)

  • CLICK HERE to apply through Submittable (Please review guidelines before applying)

 

What materials do I need to apply? (All materials must be prepared before completing the application)

  • Written proposal

  • Objectives for the class

  • Personal evaluation process

  • Bio

  • Headshot

  • Class photos for marketing (samples for project)

  • Supply lists for students with resources

What are the criteria for a successful class proposal?

  • Final selections for both in-person and digital classes will be made based on program needs, maintaining a balance in techniques, and continuing to build a program with options that satisfy all skill levels.

  • We want to help you create a successful proposal! If you’d like assistance, contact Raye Cordes at rcordes@textilecentermn.org with any questions or if you’d like to schedule a phone call to go over your application.

 

When’s the deadline?

  • Priority Deadline: Tuesday, December 8, 11:59 PM

    (This includes receiving email communication from former instructors who desire to resubmit a class proposal for a class that they have already taught at Textile Center in the last two (2) years.)

  • Final Deadline: Tuesday, January 12, 11:59 PM

    (Class proposals submitted under this timeline will be used to add additional classes that might add breadth or depth to our schedule–as the schedule permits.)