Sign up for NUA’s 2021 In-Person Summer Programs!

Are you a high school student that’s interested in making art, building community and getting paid a $400 stipend? Well we’ve got the summer programs for you! First up, we have College Explorations where you’ll dive deep into the college application process! Next, we have the STAB (Studio Team Advisory Board) Leadership Program, our youth advisory board at NUA. Join STAB and work with your fellow students, staff and board members to create and collaborate on a year-long project that directly impacts NUA! Last but not least, we have Summer Studio where you will work with staff to figure out what in-person-programming will be like in the fall! You will have to make art in-person, evaluate the space and protocols and support in NUA’s preparation for fall programming. Did I mention that you’ll get free art supplies, snacks and new friends? Click on this link to apply!

Programs run from July 6 through August 6, and we are offering three different programs, all of which offer a $400 stipend:

College Explorations
Tuesdays & Thursdays 1-4pm (in-person)
Wednesdays 4:30-6pm (virtual)
by appointment: 30 minute individual meetings

Join A Life After School Coordinator Addy Schuetz for a comprehensive introduction to the college application process! Students will build college lists, go on virtual (and optional in-person) college visits, write essays, receives support in completing financial aid/scholarship forms, and use creative means to gain a better understanding of your future goals and the various paths to achieve them. Open to incoming juniors and seniors.

STAB Leadership Program
Wednesdays & Fridays 1-4pm (in-person)
Some additional meetings TBD

Join New Urban Arts’ youth leadership board, STAB, to learn about the history of the organization, the role of youth leaders and the board of directors, and help to make some big decisions about policies and procedures for the year. Studio Director Ashley Paniagua and STAB Co-chairs Jayson Rodriguez and Joseph Sabater will facilitate this twice-a-week summer program. Students will meet and work closely with board members to create goals for the year and present the work at the New Urban Arts Annual Meeting in September.

Summer Studio
Tuesday-Friday 4-6pm (in-person)

Join Youth Programs Assistant Jobanny Cabrera to help plan and practice what a COVID-safe open studio can look like in the fall. Students will create art in the studio, in-person. There will be weekly reflections to evaluation effective practices and potential improvements. Student recommendations will inform the planning of our 2021-22 academic year programs. They will also support NUA in planning recruitment strategies and creating recruitment materials. Students will also document their artwork, including in-process and finished pieces.