The Work Office (TWO) is now hiring!

The Work Office, one of our 2009 grant recipients sent us this press release last week!

The Work Office (TWO) is now hiring!

Visit 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 for details and an application.
Questions? Write us at:
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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.

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