Hear & Now: Community Perceptions of Homelessness

Volunteer Opportunities 

Path with Art is seeking a wide range of volunteers to participate in the 2019 tour of Hear and Now: Community Perceptions of Homelessness, a collaboration between Path with Art and MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Trimpin.

Hear and Now blends poetry, performance, music and visual artwork created by Path with Art Student Artists with Trimpin’s S’Leiterwägeli, a kinetic sculpture made up of an antique wagon and modern electronics.

Hear and Now will be exhibited at Seattle Art Museum, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center and two additional venues TBD. In the spirit of call and response, spectators will be encouraged to contribute their reactions to S’Leiterwägeli via a recording feature of the exhibit’s interactive kiosk.

Continue reading to discover the many opportunities to get involved. 


Become a Docent

Volunteer docents are needed for two-hour shifts to help the public engage with S’Leiterwägeli. Docents will also educate the public about the genesis of this collaboration and create a welcoming atmosphere for all to participate. A docent training is required before accepting a volunteer shift. Commitments are flexible and can range from 1-12 months, beginning January 2019.


Become a Collaborator

We’ll be offering four 8-week courses focused on developing a multi-disciplinary performance inspired by contributions from the greater public, to be presented at each venue in collaboration with Trimpin’s S’Leiterwägeli.

 Each course will convene for two hours, once a week, for 8 weeks and will be facilitated by a professional teaching artist. We encourage all artists of all abilities and all mediums to submit to participate in this course. Ten registration slots will be reserved for previously registered Path with Art Student Artists, and ten will be reserved for unaffiliated individuals from the greater Seattle community.

This opportunity requires an 8-week commitment, including one public performance.

Course dates (subject to change):
Late January – Mid March 2019
Late April – Early June 2019
Early August – Late September 2019
Late October – Late December 2019


Become a Leader

Path with Art seeks 7-10 individuals with diverse perspectives to contribute to the conception, planning and execution of Hear and Now: Community Perceptions of Homelessness. The Leadership Committee will work in conjunction with PWA staff to create goals, make decisions, and build community support for the Hear and Now tour. The LC will play a vital role in the conversation by generating prompts to which the public will respond, and by acting as representative voices of the greater Seattle community.

The Leadership Committee will meet in two hour sessions, twice each quarter, to aid in shaping the course, exhibition, and performance ahead.

This opportunity is a 12-15 month commitment, beginning as early as October 2018, as it is pertinent for LC members to be informed of the project in its entirety.

All interested parties are encouraged to submit.


Don’t see the right fit for you? 

We would still love for you to be involved! Tell us what you can offer, whether it be one hour of your time on a random Tuesday, or your taking postcards for the exhibits to your favorite coffee shop, or behind-the-scenes logistics and expertise.

We will graciously accept your time and presence at whatever degree you can offer. No contribution is too big or too small – we will work with you to discover the best way for you to be involved!


To express interest in any of the above, please fill out of the form below: 

Hear and Now Volunteer Form