Our 2023 Applications are now open!
Are you a Community Art Facilitator with your own organisation, or keen to get into the process of starting one? Do you or your organisation offer art classes to at least 10 children every week? Would you benefit from in-depth mentoring on sustaining your own organisation or need help with the processes of establishing one? If your answer is yes to these kinds of questions, then Project Cocoon might just be the programme for you!
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What is Project Cocoon?
Project Cocoon is a programme in which Community Art Facilitators who want to establish (or strengthen) a community-based art organisation and want to partner with BAP. This programme offers capacity building support and opportunities to learn how to mobilise resources like their own art materials, equipment, funds for salaries, and other general expenses.
CAFs who participate also have intensive personal coaching with deep reflection and learning spaces, facilitated by professional coaches and mentors.
The Benefits of joining Project Cocoon
Community Art Facilitators who participate in BAP's Project Cocoon will learn the basics of creating a sustainable development organisation, developing quality programmes for children and managing an effective monitoring and evaluation system.
Those that enter Project Cocoon will undergo intensive individualised needs assessments culminating in a mutually agreed Memorandum of Understanding to formalise our partnership. Those CAFs who become Cocoonies have access to a performance related stipend to a maximum of R5000 per month (strictly allocated through a tried and tested points system), regular mentoring support and access to resources like art material donations. Partnering CAFs will be required to submit Child Development Assessments for a minimum of 10 children/youth every school term and participate in 20 x child case study hubs, 20 x artists hubs and participate in at least 48 hours of BAP training, including fulfilment of the module’s PMEL, POE &/or homework. Options as follow: 1 x 24-hour BAP module (in full) and 8 x 3-hour workshops / 2 x 24-hour BAP modules / 16 x 3-hour workshops.