Out of the Box: A Creative Workforce Training Program at Glass Axis
Strategic Priorities for 3 years
- Energize and grow membership through strong community partnerships, stellar facilities, relevant programs, supportive staff, and consistent communication
- Engage contributors through corporate and member donor relations and acknowledgement, consistent reporting, and grant identification and writing
- Expand education, linking science to art through partnerships, curriculum creation, and outreach
- Begin Capital Campaign to move towards purchasing a building
Innovative Project: Out of the Box: A Creative Workforce Training Program
Out of the Box is an innovative vocational platform that meets selected participants on their cultural and professional paths, launching them into positions of financial success with new and proven-effective occupational skills necessary to compete and thrive in today’s economy. This program transforms and expands our already strong volunteer and internship offerings into workforce training, where participants learn administrative, technical, artistic, and other vocational skills, while earning equipment rental and the opportunity to take courses. Participants will also gain immediate access to increased income potential via special sale events, gallery representation, and eligibility to become a paid instructor in our facility. While building skills they contribute to the success and financial sustainability of our organization. Glass Axis has a 25-year history of relying on volunteers for progress, strong civic partnerships, and an outstanding staff.
Out of the Box is the next step to maximize our volunteer time in supporting our operations and mission and building the community as a whole. In very tangible ways, the relationship between participants and our organization is symbiotic; our success is their success. We have had graduates of the program begin their fruitful careers because of workplace training, personalized education, and access to a creative space. There is a diverse selection of positions tailored to suit your strengths; from art production to education administration, and web design to retail management. This innovative program thinks outside of the box to maintain and grow our community, giving artists of all types a well-rounded foundation to pursue their calling.
Goodwill Columbus, ADD Ohio, Mid Ohio Foodbank, Columbus Arts Festival, Upper Arlington Arts Festival, The Ohio State University (various areas), Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus State Community College, Otterbein University, Franklin University, DeVry University, Linworth Alternative HS, Fort Hayes Alternative HS, Upper Arlington HS, Columbus Alternative HS, Metro HS, Tim Lai Architect, Crystal Remembrance Glass, Pecha Kucha Columbus, Columbus Young Professionals, Columbus Arts Marketing Association, Hawk Galleries, Wexner Center for the Arts, OSU Urban Arts Space, and Brioso Coffee.