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In summer 2015, the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts and Jubilee Arts partnered to launch Art @ Work, a five-week mural artist apprenticeship program for Baltimore City youth enrolled in the city’s YouthWorks program. In its inaugural year, Art @ Work: Sandtown employed 80 young people ages 14-21 to work under master teaching artists to create nine highly visible murals and mosaics throughout their neighborhood.
The goal of Art @ Work is to introduce youth to career opportunities in the arts, offer gainful employment in a positive learning environment and to provide Sandtown youth with the tools to express themselves through the arts, all while beautifying the community. Youth participants work alongside professional artists to canvass the community, develop designs, present their design proposals to the public, and execute their approved designs. Apprentices also receive soft skills workforce development and financial literacy training, as well as leadership development for areas such as public speaking, community activism, interview preparation, and resume writing.
ART @ WORK 2016
We are currently seeking teaching artists, youth artist apprentices, and artist interns for Art @ Work 2016!
To apply to be a teaching artist, CLICK HERE.
To learn how to apply to be a youth artist apprentice, CLICK HERE.
To learn how to become an artist intern, CLICK HERE.
Ernest Shaw, Jr
Art @ Work: Sandtown is made possible through the generous support of our sponsors:
The Abell Foundation
Clayton Baker Trust
Lockhart Vaughan Foundation
Baltimore Department of Housing & Community Development
University of Baltimore
Blick Art Materials
WBAL Kids Campaign
Patapsco Valley Sales & Supply Co.
If you would like more information about how you can become a sponsor for Art @ Work 2016 and beyond, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see where each mural is located.