Program Overview: Inferno is a mobile creative media program of the Chicago Park District, dedicated to sonic art, music, collaborative experimentation, and community-based documentary work. We focus on youth ages 9-19, and special needs participants of all ages.
Inferno artists will be embedded in one of three programs - Day Camp, Special Recreation or TRACE (Teens Re-imagining Art, Community, & Environment). We will lead and challenge these park users in groups of 10-20 to collaboratively create music, video and other media.
Special Recreation and Day Camp artists will be responsible for leading campers in a collaborative music production process, fostering relevant idea development based in non-competition with peers. TRACE artists will be responsible for documenting and producing content on TRACE's summer work, as well as leading a group of paid interns in 2-3 hands-on workshops on media technology, documentation and production.
We expect artists to follow a camper-centered production workflow and upload media to our website and/or to our soundcloud.com page the week it is created in order for participants to share their document with friends and family. The overall goal is to document participants’ ideas for a better human existence through the fun process of collaborative music and digital media production. Finally, we expect all artists to shape their recordings and/or content captured over the summer into a final creative piece to be showcased at a community gathering in mid- to late August.
June 11th - June 22nd:
- Monday-Friday, 10am-3pm - summer orientation & training
June 25th - August 3rd (no work July 4th):
Mondays, 6 hours - prep, production work
Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, 6 hours - travel, facilitate one 2-hour session each day, studio time
Fridays, 5 hours - weekly staff meeting, evaluation, creative development
August 6th - August 17th:
Monday-Friday, 5 hours/day - post-production, outreach
Friday, Aug 17th, 6-8pm - Inferno summer residency showcase gathering
TBD, 4 hours - post-program evaluation
$5200 (**Payment is estimated and will be determined based on actual hours worked.**)