Applications are open for Future Music Project, a free music collective for NYC teens run by Carnegie Hall. Apply by April 20, and attend one of their in-person application support sessions for extra help! They are looking for singers, MCs, producers, instrumentalists and composers.
Apply for an Internship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art! Connect with arts, museum, and creative professionals as they develop professional skills and experience. Rising Juniors and Seniors who either reside in or attend a high school or home school in New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut are encouraged to apply.
On January 24, 2017 Exploring the Arts held a workshop on Culturally Inclusive Arts Education for teachers and administrators in our Partner School Network. Cultural strategist, Keonna Hendrick lead participants to consider new practices and attitudes for developing stronger relationships with diverse learners, artists and artworks, while improving cultural competency skills for multicultural art education.
BRIC is pleased to present the Brooklyn Youth Media Festival: Concrete Stories, a showcase of media produced by Brooklyn-affiliated youth under the age of 21, celebrating talented young media makers who are telling their stories through short films and animations. Concrete Stories is produced and curated by a group of media-savvy local high school students as part of the BRIC Youth Media Education Internship Program.
Youth Insights (YI) Introductions is a free summer program for high school students who are English Language Learners. The program welcomes teens to the Whitney Museum to explore, discover, and discuss American art, and to create original works of art and writing. Free Metrocards and all supplies provided.
The guides cover approaches that principals and teachers across ESI high schools have identified as important to helping young men of color reach—and be well prepared for—college. (Other topics include Early Exposure to and Preparation for College, Improving Academic Readiness for College, and Creating Supportive Bonds of Brotherhood).
The Wallis is pleased to offer an opportunity for youth ages 12-18 to become a Student Arts Reporter. This program is designed for students interested in the arts and journalism or critical writing. The Wallis is proud to partner with the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle to help mentor students to view productions with a critical eye and write reviews for selected Wallis performances throughout the season.
Teaching Living Cultures (TLC) is a PreK-12 arts education program of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in Harlem that immerses students in the music, dance, theater, moving image, and the visual arts of the African Diaspora. Beyond providing high caliber arts-based educational programs that meet NY State Common Core Standards, TLC addresses the crisis of disengagement and exclusion amongst Black and Latino youth.
The Fender Music Foundation awards instruments and equipment to eligible music instruction programs. These items are lightly used, blemished or otherwise imperfect and have been collected from manufacturers and retailers. Descriptions regarding the specific imperfections of each instrument will be available to selected programs.
The arts are now recognized as "official uses" in official USDOE guidance on Every Student Succeeds Act Student Support and Enrichment Grants and contribute to a well-rounded education! We'll stay tuned to how this guidance is resolved in actual legislation and state-level plans for 2017, and hope you will too.