Bad Dog Arts
Teen Studio Program 2017
Teen Studio Program 2017
Are you interested in becoming a career artist? Wishing you were more involved in your community, but not sure where to start? Then you should apply to participate in the Bad Dog Arts Teen Studio Program!
What is the Teen Studio Program?
The Teen Studio Program at Bad Dog provides high-school aged teens that are interested in the arts an opportunity to learn how to get involved in their community through professional art projects. Selected applicants will work with professional artists and a community organization to create artwork that represents and benefits our community.
This year Bad Dog Arts is working with Neighborhood House, a local non-profit organization that provides quality care for low-income families based on their ability to pay. Teen participants will volunteer at the organization, then take what they’ve learned to inform and inspire a photography project. Under the mentorship of a professional artist, teens will learn the complete start-to-finish process of a professional art project and to allow them to share what they’ve learned with their communities in an art exhibit.
How will this benefit me?
Not only will teens spend the summer building their artistic skills, participants will gain knowledge about non-profit organizations and build relationships with individuals who support and encourage the work of artists. Teens will also learn some essential skills for pursuing the arts as a career. In addition, teens will become empowered to take a more active role in community building and activism in the future.
Receive training in effective and ethical community engagement.
Learn about digital photography as an art form.
Collaborate with professional artists, Bad Dog mentors, other teens, and staff and clients at Neighborhood House to create a photography exhibit that represents the community
and culture of the organization.
Write short narratives about their artwork that provide community-based context.
Learn some necessary skills for becoming a successful career artist such as writing
artist statements, promoting their work through basic marketing strategies, and
making connections with community members.
All participants must:
Be a high school student, ages 14 to 18
Have a strong interest in art and social justice.
Be willing to work in a team setting.
Participate in an interview with staff at Bad Dog Arts.
Be willing and available to commit 8 to 10 hours to the project per week
from June to August 2017.
· Be available to attend our first meeting on Saturday, May 13
Applications are due by Friday April 21, 2017
Questions?...contact Narnia Brockman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-322-3816
Click the button below to apply with our fill-able PDF Form