Classes run on weekdays between 3:30pm-6:30pm, including events outside of that time. Youth Artists participating in our programming will need to commit to attending all classes. For more information on Urbano Project and our Spring semester classes, please see below.
Additional Information: Artists, staff, project facilitators, and youth will work closely with community partners in our adjacent neighborhoods of Egleston and Jackson squares to explore issues of racial, ethnic, cultural, and urban identity and representation.
WHAT ARE PROJECTS AT URBANO? The youth artists’ projects are collaborative, place-based classes in contemporary art practices in which youth learn artistic skills and work with an artist to create and develop a social intervention.
WHO SHOULD APPLY? Youth ages 14-19 who attend Boston-area public high schools.
HOW DOES IT WORK? Urbano works around annual themes. This year, our theme is called The Commons | The Other. Class descriptions can be found below.
WHAT IS THE COST?There is no tuition required from class participants. You will be paid a stipend of $10 per hour if you are selected to participate in one of our classes.
ABOUT URBANOFounded in 2009, Urbano is an art studio that facilitates encounters between artist-mentors, local youth, and community members to learn and experiment through creative placemaking while igniting positive social change.Together we foster future generations of creative and civic leaders committed to social justice. Our work is based in collaboration, risk-taking, artistic innovation, and social justice.
We are located in Jamaica Plain’s Brewery Complex, but youth artists take their work far beyond, experimenting with artistic interventions
that can spark and reshape public discourse. Our program objectives are to offer youth high-quality contemporary arts education experiences; facilitate creative youth development; develop a corps of positively engaged youth who serve as leaders in
their communities; and promote civic engagement through public, participatory
art that addresses the social justice issues of our times.