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Host a Creative Workshop

Become a Teaching Artist. Engaging with Community.

XIA Gallery & Cafe wants to host more creative workshops! We’re inviting artists, makers, healers, farmers, and more to share their arts, crafts, and/or other creative methods with the community! 


For 2024, we strive for the workshops to focus on the well being of one’s self and others by integrating arts, crafts, and/or other creative methods to motivate participants to reflect on healing, self-love, self-care, and empowerment. 

  • How can we provide safe and creative spaces to invite others to express themselves?

  • How can we make arts, crafts, and other creative methods therapeutic and teach us to practice healing, self-love, self-care, and empowerment?

If you are interested in hosting a creative workshop, please complete the application and submit a proposal. 


Workshop applications are accepted on an on-rolling basis. You will be notified about your application a week after you applied.


We welcome all Asian & BIPOC artists & makers to host a creative workshop.

Submit your workshop application & proposal now!

Program Requirments

As part of our Arts and Cultural Programming, Artist must participate in 2 virtual courses:
1. Financial Literacy Virtual Course
2. Digital Literacy Virtual Course


What are you looking for in a workshop?

  1. What are you looking for in a workshop?

  2. Must be 18 years and older

  3. Must identify as Asian, Black, Indigenous, and/or People of Color heritage

  4. We encourage workshops to be interactive with activities and/or lively group discussions. All workshops must be appropriate / family and friendly content. 

  5. Workshops can welcome all or be specific for certain groups of people. For example, your workshop can be age limited to 18+. 

  6. Skills we are looking for inviting, engaging, attentive! 

  7. Does not teaching experience but would be nice!

What should I write in the workshop proposal? 

Workshop proposals should describe, but not limited to:

  • What kind of creative workshop do you want to do and why? How does your workshop speak to healing, self-love, self-care, and empowerment?

  • How are you providing a safe and creative spaces to invite others to express themselves? How would your workshop engage with the participants?

  • Why do you feel your workshop is important and/or needed for the community?

  • Optional: You can include examples, statistics, resources/article links, and more. 

  • Upload 1-2 visuals that support your proposal with brief descriptions (optional)

Workshop proposals should be formatted:

  • at least a half page to 1 page double space

  • 12pt font, Times New Roman

How long should the workshop be?

Each workshop should be: 

  • at least 1 hour and 30 minutes long

  • and/or up to 2 hours max

What dates and times will the workshops be?

​Typically the first Sunday of every month 1PM - 3PM. You will select which dates may work best for you in the application. Once you are selected, we will reach out to finalize a date.  

  • January 7th, 2024 1PM - 3PM 

  • February 4th, 2024 1PM - 3PM

  • March 3rd, 2024 1PM - 3PM

  • April 7th, 2024 1PM - 3PM

  • May 5th, 2024 1PM - 3PM

  • June 2nd, 2024 1PM - 3PM

  • July 14th, 2024 1PM - 3PM

  • August 4th, 2024 1PM - 3PM

  • September 8th, 2024 1PM - 3PM

  • October 6th, 2024 1PM - 3PM

  • November 3rd, 2024 1PM - 3PM

  • December 15th, 2024 1PM - 3PM

Where would workshops be hosted at XIA?

Workshops will be hosted in the dining area of XIA. 

Do I have to set up myself?

Yes, you will have to come earlier to set up. One staff member will be there to support you and you may bring volunteers to help. You may also move furniture around, put away furniture in our storage, and/or bring additional furniture if needed. 

Is there compensation? 

Accepted workshop applicants will be compensated $150 for leading a workshop. You will receive payment of compensation a week after the workshop.

Do I have to provide the supplies?

Yes, please provide the supplies needed for your workshop. 

What technology is provided at XIA to support the workshop?

We have a bluetooth speaker, microphone, and a mobile television to showcase a slideshow. You may bring additional technology to support your workshop. 

Will the workshops have a fee for participants to attend?

No, all workshops will be free and accessible to all participants. 

How many participants will be at each workshop?

We welcome at most 35 participants in the space. You can limit your number of participants if you would like a more intimate workshop. We encourage at least 10 people for each workshop. 

Can I apply to lead more than one workshop?

Yes, you can lead at most two workshops in one year. 

How will you be reviewing the applications?

Applications will be reviewed by the Arts & Culture department on a monthly basis. We will consider all applications submitted at the end of every month. You will be contacted the first week of every month if your application is accepted.  

For any further questions or comments, please contact Npaus Baim Her:

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