Each fall, New Urban Arts selects 20 Artist Mentors to participate in our community art studio for high school students and emerging artists. Artist Mentors volunteer 6 hrs per week November 2011 through May 2012 to mentor high school students in developing a creative practice they can sustain throughout their lives.
Arts mentoring at New Urban Arts is a wonderful opportunity for artists and educators to learn how to effectively work with high school students in a community setting. Artist Mentors participate in a yearlong professional development program to support their growth as an artist and educator and are required to attend two weekend retreats held in Fall and Winter.
This year, New Urban Arts is looking for artist mentors in the following disciplines: drawing, painting, fashion design, printmaking, sculpture, installation, film/animation, graphic design, web design, music, sound recording, radio, poetry, digital and darkroom photography, art therapy, dance, yoga, mixed media, bookmaking and textiles. We are not limited to these media and are open to accommodate other media in our studio. We are also looking for tutors in math, science and writing.
2011-12 Artist Mentor Applications are here.
Applications are due October 11, 2011.
For more information, visit an Open House on Thursday Oct 6 from 5-7pm at New Urban Arts, located at 705 Westminster Street in Providence.