Nomination –OR– Recommendationa. To be completed by a teacher, mentor or supervisor who can speak to the applicant’s skills, strengths, and why they are an excellent candidate for this opportunity
b. Representatives from community-based organizations, arts institutions, school districts and institutes of higher education are invited to nominate youth to serve on the Youth Advisory Council and to play a supporting role throughout the project period
c. Youth may nominate themselves, but must also include a Recommendation
d. Nominations and Recommendations must be submitted using the form provided as part of the application
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH• Participate in civic engagement • Develop leadership skills through direct participation in a Countywide regional planning process • Become a part of a Countywide peer network of creative young leaders interested in arts education • Advocate to improve and expand access to arts education and creative careers • Engage in learning opportunities related to arts education policy and advocacy• Receive a $2,250 stipend for participation (based on an estimated 132 hours @ $17/ hr)
The ideal application will convey the candidate’s skills, experience, interest and commitment in the following:• Interest in and commitment to expanding youth access to the arts• Experience playing a leadership role among peers or in the community• Ability to contribute as part of a team and carry tasks through to completion• Reliability; accountability• Prior participation in the arts, either in school or in the community• Interest in civic engagement, community organizing or policymaking
Youth Advisory Council members will be selected based on information provided in their written, audio or video application, as well as through this written nomination/ recommendation.