Call for Models
WOMEN HEALING FROM CANCER
Thank you for your interest in participating in our ANNUAL EXPRESSIVE ARTS RUNWAY SHOW for women healing from cancer. We have provided an overview of the program and expected volunteer time commitment. No modeling or artistic experience is required to participate. After reviewing the information, if would like to participate as a model, please complete the MODEL PARTICIPATION SIGNUP FORM
EXPRESSIVE ARTS RUNWAY SHOW
Who Can Participate?
JOIN US IF:
• You are a woman diagnosed with any form of cancer at any time during your lifetime.
• You live in the local area where we host the Runway Show or willing to travel to participate.
• You are able and willing to participate in the 7-Week Expressive Arts Program Virtual + In-Personal Rehearsals
• You agree to work with our runway team to create/select fashion expressions from your personal wardrobe to use during the Runway Show.
• You agree to attend ALL Runway Rehearsals + The Runway Show
The rehearsals are combined with our Expressive Arts (EXA) process, which is seven-weekly virtual group meetings, for approx. 2.5 hours each week. Due to the design of the program, we accommodate up to 10 participants for each group. The group participants (models), as a whole, decide on the three emergent themes to explore during the 7-weeks together. Each week, models are encouraged to journal and reflect on these themes by using the expressive arts, which includes dance/movement, drama, music, poetry and visual arts. Each model may decide to share these reflections, in whole or in part, during the Expressive Arts Runway Show – a time will be arranged to record each person’s reflection.
We are taking on a new way to think about wardrobe fashion as an expression of ourselves. Runway models have a chance to think about their personal wardrobes during the program. We have Alumni Runway models offering to support our current participants in selecting outfits for each theme. The Expressive Arts Program includes 5 seminars for models to deepen their understanding about their current wardrobe choices. Each model is offered an opportunity to work with our runway team during a 1-1 zoom meeting to review selections and coordinate the wardrobes for each scene.
**Please Note** It’s important to remember, we don’t expect or anticipate the need for models to purchase any additional wardrobe items for the Runway Show.
Fundraising Pages with ‘Our Models-Their Stories’:
Given the reality of expenses, we ask Runway participants to help raise awareness of Empower.Me Strong! by sharing with their family, friends and colleagues to encourage sponsorships. We provide each model with a Runway Fundraising Page, where she can share her cancer journey and invite friends and family to make donations to support her Runway experience.
Our Expressive Arts Rehearsal Schedule
Expressive Arts Healing Program – Virtual Group Meetings:
7 Weekly Sessions on Wednesdays 5:00PM-7:30PM (Pacific Time) | 17.5 Hours Total | via Zoom
Expressive Arts Wardrobe Coaching:
1-1 Session TBA | 1-Hour Total | via Zoom
Expressive Arts Recorded Interview:
1-1 Session TBA | Est. 1 Hour | via Zoom
Two Weekends of In-Person Rehearsals
Saturday + Sunday |12 Hours Total | Local Location
Technical Dress Rehearsal + Site Walk-Thru
Day of the Show | Est. 3 Hours | Local Location
Expressive Arts Runway Show with Hair + Makeup:
Saturday or Sunday | Est. 6 Hours | Local Location
How to sign up to Become-A-Model?
- Able to commit to ALL Sessions when Expressive Arts Runway Show Schedule is published.
- To be added to our waitlist and contacted, complete the MODEL PARTICIPATION SIGNUP FORM
Visit the Expressive Arts Program Page