The Work Office (TWO) is participating in the Dumbo Arts Festival and is now hiring!
to apply. TWO is participating in the Dumbo Arts Festival from September 24–26th. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis through September 7th.
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 office, TWO’s administrators will hire employees and during the Dumbo Arts Festival will exhibit work and distribute Depression-era wages at a Payday Party. 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
A TWO administrator will contact and interview applications of interest. Applications are evaluated based on the strength and clarity of your proposed response to one of our assignments. 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). You must be able to complete your assignment during the work week of September 13th–20th.
TWO will hold a Payday Party at the office during the Dumbo Arts Festival on Saturday, September 25th. Employees will collect their wages and the public will be invited to view the week’s works and learn about the project. Completed assignments will also be on view during the entire Dumbo Arts Festival from
Friday, September 24th through Sunday, September 26th.
The Work Office (TWO) is made possible by a Brooklyn Arts Council Regrant, Two Trees Management,
Brooklyn, NY and donations from generous individuals.
The Work Office (TWO)
917 289 0926
The Work Office will be open September 24–26, 2010 during the Dumbo Arts Festival
Friday 5–9 pm, Saturday & Sunday 12–6 pm
Payday Party Saturday 6–8 pm
We will be located at 45 Main Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, NY.
Take the A/C to High Street, F to York Street