|Cleveland, OH (November 2, 2012) — Teens interested in a paid arts internship and college readiness program may apply for Young Audiences’ ArtWorks Afterschool program. ArtWorks Afterschool provides students with the opportunity to work with master teaching artists, perform and/or exhibit their original work, and acquire 21st century career and collegiate skills such as time and project management, professional communication, problem solving and critical thinking. Teens will also take workshops on resume writing, financial aid, and more. Art opportunities include recording arts technology, fashion design, theater, and visual arts. Apprentices are paid a stipend during the program.
ArtWorks Afterschool is a commitment of two days per week from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m., January 29 through May 2, 2013, with some Saturdays required for special events and performances. The program will take place at the Halle Building in downtown Cleveland. Spaces for this new opportunity are limited. Only 40 apprentice positions are available, so students interested in applying are strongly encouraged to make sure all parts of their application are complete and received on time. Applications are due no later than 4:00 p.m. on November 26, 2012. To apply visit http://yaneo.org/artworks/afterschool.php
* Note: Young Audiences also offers a fall and summer version of the ArtWorks program. Students should be aware that application to the ArtWorks Afterschool program does not replace the application process for those interested in applying for either program. Applications for the summer ArtWorks program will be available on the Young Audiences website starting in January, 2013.
About Young Audiences ArtWorks
ArtWorks is the only multi-disciplinary, arts-based job-training program for Northeast Ohio high school students that provides training in the arts while developing skills for the workplace, such as teamwork, discipline, creative problem solving, critical thinking and personal responsibility. ArtWorks Apprentices create exciting original work in theater, dance, music, visual arts, video game design, architecture and other art forms. Master Teaching Artists mentor apprentices and teach them not only the specifics of an arts discipline, but also essential 21st-century skills that transfer to any workplace. ArtWorks apprentices earn a wage, host public performances and exhibitions of their work, and are provided opportunities to work as professionals on real-world and community-oriented projects, often collaboratively across art forms. For more information visit www.yaneo.org/artworks.
About Young Audiences
Young Audiences enriches the lives of children and promotes creative learning by uniting arts and education. Organized in 1953, the Northeast Ohio chapter of Young Audiences is the only multi-arts resource for schools in the region whose primary purpose is to make learning through the arts an essential part of young people’s education. Programs take place in public, private, and parochial schools, reaching nearly 240,000 young people each year. For more information visit www.yaneo.org