I AM ART 2016 SE LUZ

DATES

Friday, June 17, 2016 –  Sunday, June 26, 2016

LOCATION

Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala.

Overview

Athentikos is recruiting team members for I AM ART 2016 Se Luz in Guatemala. We are partnering with Se Luz  and TEN FE. They will host an I AM ART camp at a local churchSpace is limited and applications will be selected in the order they are received.

Are you passionate about creativity? Do you paint, write, draw, dance, sculpt, sew, act, sing, perform … etc? Do you have creative media skills in video, audio, or photography? Are you interested in using your talents to make a difference?

Join an I AM ART trip to use creativity with purpose and help people in need.

The 10 day I AM ART trip includes:

  • 2 days of team building and creative exploration
  • 5 days of teaching workshops at an art camp
  • Art Show with the community
  • Sight seeing

You don’t have to be a professional.

Athentikos will equip you to teach creative workshops to at-risk children, and document transformational stories in photo and video. You don’t have to be a professional. Bring your skills, and passion to use them with purpose in a 10 day trip. Invite your friends and join the journey of transformation! Connect to the greater story, exercising the gifts you love!

Trip Schedule

I AM ART trips are life changing, creative, cultural, and spiritual journeys.

  • Friday – Travel to Guatemala and spend the night in Antigua, a 500 year old Spanish Colonial City surrounded by three volcanoes.
  • Saturday – Get to know team members, explore, and spend another night in Antigua
  • Sunday – Travel to the I AM ART Camp location, meet with local leaders, and prepare the facility for the week-long camp
  • Monday-Thursday – Attend large group sessions, Teach small group session workshops to at-risk youth, and spend time with Artist Team Members from North America and Guatemala
  • Friday – Teach a final small group workshop session, prepare for a celebratory art show and visit the surrounding community to get a cultural understanding of the children’s lives
  • Saturday – Celebrate the week’s achievement in an Art Show with youth and community and spend the afternoon sightseeing in Guatemala City
  • Sunday – Return home or travel on an optional excursion to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala
Partners

Se Luz

http://www.se-luz.org

Encourages youth involvement with various community service projects, demonstrating service to Christ through service to others in Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala.

Since it’s inception in 2006, Se Luz has ministered to over 120 youth in Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala. In that time they have completed close to 100 volunteer youth service projects including:

  • Paint public schools and/or churches
  • Lay concrete for recreation or floors of buildings
  • Roofing for houses and/or churches
  • Food staples delivery
  • House construction
  • Fence construction
  • Clearing land to prepare for construction
  • Roof building at the Santiago Fire Station
  • Connecting city water to isolated areas

Besides service projects, Se Luz youth have weekly meetings for fellowship, devotions, soccer, food, and project planning.

Se Luz works with the Santiago Police Force, Fire Department, Justice of the Peace, and other community partners (business and faith leaders) to to ensure safety and success toward our goal of reaching youth for Christ through servanthood.

TEN FE

http://www.tenfe-guatemala.com/

Mission

  • To provide poor and underprivileged children with the fees and materials necessary to attend public school in Guatemala.
  • To provide orphaned children with these same resources, as well as food and shelter.
  • To establish a school/community center in Santiago for poor, underprivileged children and orphans. We envision a place where, after a full day of learning school, kids can participate in enriching activities in a safe environment. These might include making local crafts, using technology, learning English, meeting with a tutor, or just playing soccer and having fun. We want to provide a safe environment that not only focuses on the educational development of the children, but also provides healthy meals and an alternative to roaming the often dangerous streets.
  • To help children believe in their futures.
Roles

Workshop Leader
(aka Art Ninja)

Are you creative? Do you love exploring stories? Here’s your chance to lead at-risk youth through a 5 day creative workshop using the Athentikos I AM ART Curriculum Guide. (Athentikos will help develop your lesson plans)

Available Positions
5

Assistant
(The Superhero Sidekick of I AM ART)

Want to help change the world through creative arts, but not sure you want to lead a workshop? Here’s the role for you. You’ll assist workshop leaders in teaching creative workshops and changing lives … including yours.

Available Positions
3

Logistics Coordinator
(Air Traffic Controller meets Radar O’Reilly)

Do you enjoy problem solving, managing information? The Logistics coordinator is the person who wrangles all of the details during the week-long art camp to help maximize the impact for the team. Requires organized and detail oriented individual who is compatible with a degree of flexibility … because … let’s face it, we can’t control everything …

Available Positions
1

Storyteller
(Modern day Multimedia Bard)

Are you rarely seen without a camera in hand? Do you consider blog writing better then sliced bread?  Do you love documenting inspiring stories that make a difference? The Story Teller works with the Athentikos production team to capture and honor the stories of transformation during the I AM ART trip.

Available Positions
1

Leaders
  • David Lee
    David Lee Artist Development Manager

    David started playing guitar in the delta of Mississippi after watching the old timers on the porch play the blues. He went to school at Belmont University in Nashville, TN to follow his dream of becoming a musician. He has been on many mission trips but I Am Art allowed him to marry his passion of creativity with his desire to help other people. In 2014, he went to Guatemala with Scott and Amelia and began volunteering part-time for Athentikos in 2015. David led the 2015 I AM ART Trip to Casa Bernabe and plans to lead several trips in 2016.

  • Amelia Moore
    Amelia Moore Operations Manager, Associate Photographer, I AM ART Leader

    Amelia Moore is married to Scott and thus was introduced to the beautiful country of Guatemala through the adoption of their two sons. Her formal background is in art and graphic design, and from these creative fields, she discovered a love of photography in 2003. She has a full-time photography business in the Nashville, TN area focused on portrait photography in weddings, high school seniors and families. You can see examples of her work at ameliajmoore.com.  Amelia has photographed and filmed for both Athentikos films (Reparando and Becoming Fools), as well as several I AM ART Projects. She serves on the Athentikos Operations team by organizing the myriad of logistics from volunteer management to trip details. She loves leading the I AM ART teams but even more she enjoys teaching workshops at the camps. 

  • Scott Moore
    Scott Moore Creative Director, Producer, Director, Founder

    Scott founded Athentikos in 2008 after he and his wife Amelia adopted two sons from Guatemala. In addition to leading creative direction for I AM ART, he has directed two films with Athentikos: Reparando and Becoming Fools.

    Scott fell in love with global cultures during childhood while traveling the world with his family. After graduating from high school in Okinawa, Japan, Scott returned to the United States and received a BA in Theatre Arts from Hastings College. He has spent the last 20+ years working in media production as a writer, director, editor, composer and producer for commercial, documentary, and music video.

Training

Prior to the trip, Athentikos will meet with you personally and in community with other I AM ART team members to equip you with everything you need to use creativity in mission including:

  • Explore your story and evaluate how it connects to the Greater Story
  • Understand the cultural and spiritual context of the trip
  • Introduce you to other like-minded creatives from North America and Guatemala to foster community
  • Develop and implement a fundraising plan using our media and crowd-funding platform
  • Promote your trip through strategic social media
  • Prepare lesson plans for a 5 day workshop using our curriculum guide
  • Research and pre-produce stories for short documentaries
  • Select the right media gear for international production
  • Pack strategically for a short-term vision trip
Fundraising

Athentikos is a 501c3 non-profit and can accept tax-deductible donations on your behalf. In addition, all I AM ART team members are offered a personal crowd-funding campaign similar to Kickstarter through our web site. We’ll coach you through the fundraising process and provide the resources you need to communicate your opportunity to grow and serve, including our films about Guatemala.

Every team member who has wanted to join an I AM ART trip has been able to raise funding to cover costs. You do not have to pay for the trip out of your pocket. If you have questions, please contact us.

Example of Connect Crowdfunding Campaign

Timeline
Date Milestone
December 17, 2015 Open Registration
February 1, 2016 Close Registration
February 3, 2016 Finalize Team
February 5, 2016 Initial Deposit Due ($150)
February 10, 2016 Begin Fundraising & Connect Campaigns
April 10, 2016 Complete Funding Due ($1000 + airfare) optional addition: approximately $300 for 3 day excursion to Lake Atitlan at end of trip
April 17, 2016 Purchase Airfare
April 18, 2016 Begin Lesson Plan Development
May 18, 2016 End Lesson Plan Development
June 3, 2016 All Materials Gathered
June 17, 2016 Depart for IAA Trip
June 26, 2016 Return from IAA Trip
July 6, 2016 End Fundraising and Reconcile Personal Funds
  • $150 non-refundable deposit is due on February 5, 2016 after official teams are announced.
  • Total Cost ($1000 + airfare) is due on April 10, 2016. Note: If you decide to take the optional excursion to Lake Atitlan at the end of the trip, an additional $300 is also due.
  • Team members may continue to raise funds until 10 days after the trip end date to recoup any personal funds paid on the April 10, 2016 Deadline.
  • After the I AM ART trip, when financial balances are settled, Athentikos will reimburse any funds up to the total cost, personally submitted by team members to make up for fundraising shortages on April 2016 when total cost was due.
Cost

Base Cost = $1000 + airfare

You don’t have to pay for this out of pocket. Athentikos assists you in fundraising as a 501c3 non-profit.

INCLUDES:

  • Equipping and Mentoring
  • Fundraising Platform
  • Food & lodging for 7 days during camp
  • Transportation in country
  • Insurance
  • Admin fee

In addition, team members are responsible for:

  • Airfare (varies depending on location of origin – Average is $700)
  • 6 Meals in Antigua, Guatemala during team building weekend (as low as $5 to $10 /each).
  • Materials needed for Creative Workshops (Athentikos provides basic materials, cost for specialized materials varies. Special materials may be donated or personally provided).
  • Background Check (cost varies – as low as $30 through our program. Potentially free if you have a background check completed by local law enforcement.)
  • Optional excursion cost is approximately $300 and includes
    • Transportation
    • Lodging
    • 7 meals
    • Admin

We will send you a link to pay the deposit.

Athentikos I AM ART Terms of Agreement to be signed and returned with $150 initial deposit.

Still have questions?

Watch the highlight video from I AM ART Fall 2014.

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