Semester Program: Open Call for teenage applicants
Are you a teenager living in Bexar County interested in making art happen? Would you like to collaborate with other teenagers on creative projects and ultimately make a statement through the arts?
If so, consider applying for this year’s Semester Program. Now through Tuesday, October 2, Artpace is accepting applications from San Antonio high school students ages 15-18.
Led by Artpace Curator of Education Kaela Hoskings and Assistant Curator of Education Lindsey Smith, high school students will contribute to the development of strategies for enriching their engagement with art through collaborations with professional artists, leaders in the arts community, and their teenage peers. Students are required to attend bi-weekly meetings held at Artpace on Tuesday afternoons beginning at 5pm and concluding at 7pm. Activities include (but are not limited to) initiatives such as: working alongside Artpace’s International Artists-in-Residence; researching and advancing scholarship in the Archive and Resource Library; meeting professionals in discussions about developing a career in the arts; curating Artpace programming designed for families and teens; and exploring the wealth of cultural resources San Antonio has to offer.
You are eligible to apply for the Semester Program if you…
- are a high school student living in Bexar County
- maintain at least a 3.0 GPA
- have access to reliable transportation (a bike, bus, car, ride) to Artpace
- can meet every other Tuesday from 5-7pm at Artpace
- are imaginative, curious, responsible, and a team player
- are able to commit to the Semester Program for one school year
- submit a completed application
- write a paragraph (5-7 sentences) stating why you should be selected for inclusion in program
- submit a letter of support from a teacher
Mark your calendars! Individuals interested in submitting an application can mail, email, or drop off application materials by 5pm on Tuesday, October 2 to:
ATTN: Lindsey Smith
Artpace San Antonio
445 N. Main Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78205
Successful candidates will be invited for an interview with Artpace staff during the first two weeks of October.
If Semester Program sounds like something you or someone you know might be interested in doing then submit an application! It promises to stimulate the senses and encourage a lifelong relationship with contemporary art.
Image credit: I DIG SA: Artpace teen workshop pieces together inspired animation. Photo by Martha Cerna / KENS 5