Interns and Students
During the 2012 calendar year, City Arts will provide visual arts instruction to more than 60 economically disadvantaged DC youth through our recently refined year-round Urban Arts Mentoring Program. A core group of eight high school students from DCPS will receive paid training for three days (7.5 hours) each week after school. During the summer, these students and four new recruits will be employed 30 hours each week for at least six weeks. They will work side-by-side with City Arts professional artists to learn all aspects of creating public art. In partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, other youth development organizations, and DC public and charter schools across the District, at least 48 DC middle and high school students from low-income families will participate in art workshops linked to public art projects being created in their neighborhoods. City Arts offers arts enrichment and community building opportunities to all eight wards in DC and throughout the greater Washington area.
Read our Student Apprentice Feedback on the Urban Arts Mentoring Program.