Are you a Creative Artist looking to do good in your community and share your love of creative expression with local BoCo youth in need? Come and join us!
Project Yes’ artist in community program is a creative twist on the traditional artist in residence program. In a traditional artist in residence program artists are secluded from others and encouraged to focus only on their own individual work. In the AIC program artists are taken out of their studios and placed in various community organizations and encouraged to share their own individual work with students and create a collaborative final project together. Community organizations serving low income youth and families are exclusively selected to allow disadvantaged youth the opportunity to interact with positive adult role models and increase their avenues of creative expression. In the residential program we partner with domestic violence shelters, homeless youth and family shelters and thus structure the AIC to be a predominantly drop-in studio experience offering a safe space for children experiencing trauma and family transition. Outside of the residential milieu artists work with Project Yes staff to develop a plan that reflects their strengths as an artist and the needs of the partner organization. We offer a modest stipend paid in quarterly installments to help defray expenses as well as support with planning and materials. Please check out our website at project-yes.org for details and contact: email@example.com