Arts Mentor seeks NYC Youth
May 20, 2007 9:52 AM Subscribe
Know any performing arts-related youth mentorship programs, where artists can teach kids & teens, in the NYC area?
posted by twistofrhyme to Education (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for info about programs where professional artists can mentor or teach kids/teens in the NYC area. Preferably programs that pay at least an honorarium.
Bonus points for the following types of programs:
ARTS-RELATED - stuff where the youth are encouraged to create art (performance, writing, visual, music, whatever) in collaboration with adult artists.
PERFORMANCE-RELATED - programs where adults work together to make educational or empowering shows that they perform for kids / youth, in or out of the school system.
SCHOOL OR COMMUNITY CENTRE-BASED- existing youth programs that already have, or would benefit from, an arts-eduation for empowerment type of program.
The thing you might read between the lines is that I'm a professional artist with experience teaching & mentoring youth (and a BA degree, and a lot of professional cred, and expereince teaching drama, writing, and music), and I'm looking for work in the NYC area. I love working with youth, so being an artist-mentor would be an ideal job, I think, and I have the energy and experience to design my own program if need be.
Specific names & contact info for anyone I can contact for tips or send resumes to would be awesome,
and much appreciated at firstname.lastname@example.org.