Want to be part of the modern WPA ?


The Work Office (TWO) is now hiring!

Visit www.theworkoffice.com to apply. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis through April 30th.
The Work Office (TWO) is a multidisciplinary art project disguised as an employment agency. Informed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) of the Great Depression in the 1930s,
TWO is a gesture to “make work” for visual and performing artists, writers, and others by giving them simple, idea-based assignments that explore, document, and improve daily life in New York City. From a temporary, publicly accessible storefront office, TWO’s administrators will hire employees, exhibit work, and distribute Depression-era wages during weekly Payday Parties. You are invited to submit an application online, choosing from one of the following assignments:
Build a bridge
Document a need for repairs
Make a regional travel guide for your block or neighborhood
Record an oral history
Reinterpret a newspaper photograph
Design a poster to promote something
Catalog existing WPA structures in New York
Make a mixed CD related to…
Give a concert for your houseplant
Start an American tradition that you’d like to be preserved
Assign yourself
A TWO administrator will contact and interview applications of interest.
Once hired, you will have a week to complete your assignment, for which you will be paid $23.50, the weekly wage for an artist in the Federal One Project (the arts division of the WPA).
TWO will hold a Payday Party at the office at the end of each work week: April 23, May 7, and May 21. Employees will collect their wages and the public will be invited to view the week’s works and learn about the project.
We are accepting applications on a rolling basis through April 30, 2010. Please visit our website
www.theworkoffice.com for details and an application. Questions? Write us at: apply@theworkoffice.com
The Work Office (TWO) is made possible by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Swing Space
program; project space at 156 William Street is donated by Capstone Equities. Additional funds are provided by a grant from the Black Rock Arts Foundation and donations from generous individuals.

Katarina Jerinic
The Work Office (TWO) 
www.theworkoffice.com
917 751 5589
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