Downtown Art Youth | Arts | Social Justice Workshop Commissions
Downtown Art is pleased to announce our Youth | Arts | Social Justice workshop and residency program available to NYC based artists and project teams.

Artists may apply for either
1) Commission of $1000 in support of a youth project in NYC or
2) Commission of $1000 plus residency: Residency time available Saturday during the day, max. 3 hour time slot, for 8 weeks (Feb 23 - April 13) in Downtown Art's theater

- Youth is defined as young people between the ages of 10 to 24 years old. Project may serve a specific age group, such as young adults ages 19-24 or pre teens ages 10-12.
- Projects must include a minimum of 8 youth participants.
- Workshops must have a minimum of 8 sessions, 2 hours each. Projects should culminate in a public showing or share.
- Project participants should build artistic skills over the course of the project.
- Project leaders are responsible for recruiting youth participants. Downtown Art will support their efforts.

Projects must address a social justice issue. Examples include projects addressing issues such as immigration, voting rights, racial and/or gender equity, climate change, neighborhood displacement, and criminal justice reform.

Existing youth ensembles may apply, however priority will be given to proposals which do not receive any significant support from a nonprofit organization, school, or other institution.

The application requests a detailed project description, including experience working with youth, and history with combining arts and activism, skill building plan, youth recruitment plan, project leader biographies, plus two work samples.

Application Deadline: WEDNESDAY, FEB 20, 2019 midnight


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