SPOTLIGHT ON THE ARTS
For the last 20 years, California Lawyers for the Arts has proudly sponsored Spotlight on the Arts, a comprehensive career development program for high school students. Since its inception, Spotlight on the Arts has provided more than 650 youth with summer and year round internships in the arts.
Spotlight offers high school students the opportunity to explore careers in the arts through paid internships with one of our many dynamic collaborators in San Francisco. Past internship sites have included Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, A.C.T. Costume Shop, Cartoon Art Museum, Zaccho Dance Theatre, African American Art & Culture Complex, San Francisco Opera and Intersection for the Arts.
In addition to exposure at their own work site, Spotlight Interns take “backstage” tours of art facilities and receive personalized presentations from veterans in the industry. These comprehensive workshops also cover conflict resolution, college preparation and career development.
Graduates of Spotlight's summer internship may be eligible to continue their internship for up to 10 hours per week during the school year. Graduates also have the opportunity to return as part of Spotlight's student advisory board.
Download flyers and applications for the Spotlight 2013 Summer Program here. Applications for the program are due on May 6, 2013.
Internship Site Providers
If you are an arts organization or business interested in having a youth placed with you this summer, please contact Shana Lancaster at (415) 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) [click on links to download]. Applications and MOU's are due on May 6, 2013.
Spotlight on the Arts would like to thank those public and private agencies and individuals who make this program possible 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 more information call (415) 775-7200 Ext. 102, or email email@example.com
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 2012, 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.