Seeking Young Artists with Disabilities

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Youth in Arts is offering three professional-level apprenticeships for young artists who would like to gain experience as a teaching artist and work as an apprentice.  Apprentices must be enrolled in college or an equivalent educational program, have a documented disability and be of ages 18-25.
Apprentices will assist Mentor Artists (some of whom are also individuals with disabilities) in teaching dance, theater or visual art through “Arts Unite Us,” an innovative project at Harding Elementary in El Cerrito, California,  that brings K-5 students with and without disabilities together to create original art side-by-side.
“Arts Unite Us” Apprentices will have a unique opportunity to acquire direct experience teaching the arts, while also serving as role models for children participating in the Harding project.  Apprentices will also attend workshops in classroom management, arts teaching techniques, working with learners of all abilities, documenting student learning in the arts and developing a professional portfolio.
The project will take place from February to August of 2012.
We are offering 3 apprenticeship positions in Dance and Theater.  These apprenticeships are offered by Youth in Arts through the Rosemary Kennedy Internship Initiative. A stipend will be provided for each apprentice selected for the program.
Application Deadline: April 5th, 2012

  • Performing artists, active in the arts field.
  • Enrolled in college or an equivalent educational program; or an artistic training program.
  • Have a documented disability.
  • 18-25 years of age.
  • Available to attend professional development workshops and teach during some school days.

If you would like to apply for this apprenticeship, you may do so by filling out our online form.
Contact: Nydia Gonzalez at ngonzalez@youthinarts.org

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