For Current 9th - 12th graders only.
The following materials MUST be submitted by Friday, May 10, 219 at 4:00 PM:
- Complete application form
- Complete responses to SHORT ANSWER section of this application
- One complete recommendation form
*Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM (Please read carefully.)
Arts for Learning (A4L)’s ArtWorks Wall (In) program is a seven-week, paid internship in the arts. Interns will research the historic remains of the Liberty City segregation wall on NW 12th Avenue and co-design community-based art projects and/or events for the site. Participating interns will work alongside artist and designer Chat Travieso, architect Germane Barnes, and other guest artists. Interns will learn about community-based art through an interactive curriculum that will cultivate artistic leadership, encourage civic engagement, and build critical thinking skills. No prior arts experience is necessary, but applicants should have a strong interest in the arts and a willingness to learn in a diverse setting. Students who live in and around the Liberty City community will be given priority consideration. Interns will be paid $9.00/hour for 180 hours worked over six weeks.
Additionally, interns will participate in (12) hours of unpaid skill-building workshops. See Internship Schedule below.
History of the Wall
Built in the 1930’s in conjunction with the Liberty Square complex (one of the first black-only public housing developments in the U.S.), the Liberty City segregation wall was intended to separate the newly formed black neighborhood west of NW 12th Avenue from the white neighborhood to the east. Today, at a time when the Liberty Square public housing complex is slated to be redeveloped, the Wall (In) project builds on past and current efforts to preserve the existing community and honor the neighborhood’s past. While there have been efforts to designate the wall as an historic site, there is currently nothing there to commemorate its history. Wall (In) allows community members to create a space for remembrance, empowerment, and expression. This project also gives young artists the critical means to analyze their neighborhood's history, the platform to tell their current stories, and the agency to shape what is to come.
- June 24 – June 27, 2019 / Monday – Thursday / 9:00 am – 12:00 pm : Orientation/ skill-building workshops
- July 1 – August 10, 2019 / Monday – Friday / 9:00 am – 3:45 pm : Work schedule
*This program schedule may include possible weekend and/or evening events.