Spotlight on the Arts

A program of the Arts and Community Development Project at California Lawyers for the Arts

Spotlight on the Arts provides deserving teens who are interested in the arts with paid summer internships, workshops on conflict resolution, college preparation and career development, “backstage” tours of arts facilities, and field trips to live cultural events. In San Francisco youth have interned at diverse arts organizations including Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, A.C.T. Costume Shop, Cartoon Art Museum, Zaccho Dance Theatre and Streetside Stories. In Los Angeles we have placed interns at Grand Performances, LA Stage Alliance, Robey Theatre, and Shakespeare Festival LA. Tours of arts facilities and excursions to cultural events have included the New Conservatory Theatre, African American Art and Culture Complex, San Francisco Mime Troupe and Stern Grove. Graduates of Spotlight may be eligible to continue their internships for up to 10 hours per week during the school year.

Download flyers and applications for the Spotlight 2011 Summer Program here. Applications for the program are due on April 15, 2011.

Internship Site Providers
If you are an arts organization or business interested in having a youth placed with you this summer, please contact Jill Roisen at 775-7200 x 102 for more information. You will be required to fill out and send to us an Application and a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Applications and MOU’s are due on April 1, 2011.

Spotlight on the Arts has been funded by public and private agencies and individuals including the San Francisco Department of Children Youth & Their Families, The Tom Merit Hancock Family Fund, The Merit and Carol Hancock Memorial Fund, LEF Foundation, Lennar Corporation, PG&E, Wells Fargo Foundation, Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Foundation, William and Clare Warhaftig Fund and Diane Wilsey.

For all information, please visit www.calawyersforthearts.org/Community_Development.

If you have any questions, please call (415) 775-7200 ext. 102 or email jill.roisen@calawyersforthearts.org.

Hunters Point Shipyard Public Art Youth Program

California Lawyers for the Arts is offering this exciting new program for San Francisco youth which will entail a series of monthly workshops led by nine artists who have been commissioned to create and install public art at Parcel A at Hunters Point Shipyard. These regionally and nationally recognized distinguished artists are: Jerry Barrish, Heidi Hardin, Matthew Passmore and Rebar, Jessican Bodner, Marion Coleman, Jason Webster, Mildred Howard, Eric Powell and Matthew Geller.

The program runs from January to December 2011, with a summer hiatus in July and August. Workshops include hands-on arts projects, tours of public art sites, and visits to art exhibits. Participants receive a stipend for each workshop. Participants are from low-income families, ages 14-19, and live in San Francisco. A project summary can be down loaded here.

This program is supported by the San Francisco Redevelopment Agency (SFRA.) Please visit SFRA’s website to view images of the commissioned works.

 


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