CALIFORNIA LAWYERS 

FOR THE ARTS

Serving the Creative Arts Community Since 1974


Designing Creative Futures 

Now accepting applications for Designing Creative Futures

BAY AREA ONLINE APPLICATION          LOS ANGELES ONLINE APPLICATION         SAN DIEGO ONLINE APPLICATION   

    *printable application available below

“All this time I’ve had all this passion, but I didn’t know how or where to start. This program has really helped me pursue my dream.” 

- Felicita, Designing Creative Futures Participant, San Diego

Designing Creative Futures is a paid job training internship program for formerly incarcerated individuals who wish to pursue careers in the arts.


This four month program offers the unique opportunity for returning residents to work closely with arts organizations through paid, part-time internships. Participants will learn a variety of skills associated with careers in the arts and gain mentorship from people who are leaders in their respective fields.


Participants are placed with collaborating organizations based on the participants’ interests and the organizations’ needs. Throughout the internship period, participants will receive consultations with an education and career counselor as well as social services support. Additionally, participants will have access to monthly job readiness, personal and professional development, communication and conflict resolution training provided by California Lawyers for the Arts.

Basic Eligibility

  • Ages 18+ 

  • Reside in the Counties of San Diego, Los Angeles or the Bay Area (based on specified program)

  • Formerly incarcerated, released within the past three years

  • Interest in the arts* 

  • Ability to commit to four month internship period

  • Documented proof of COVID-19 vaccination

* Participation in Arts in Corrections program preferred

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing, rolling basis. 

Printable applications can be returned via email to: DCF@calawyersforthearts.org

Questions?


Please contact:

DCF Los Angeles: Toyin Moses, Program Manager, toyin.moses@calawyersforthearts.org

DCF San Diego: Morgan Mandalay, Program Manager, Morgan.mandalay@calawyersforthearts.org

Program Documentation

This program is made possible through grants from the Our Town and Locals programs of the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture, the County of San Diego, the Conrad Prebys Foundation and the Art For Justice Fund, a sponsored project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

  

 

California Lawyers for the Arts is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit and your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution to the fullest extent of the law.  State Bar LRS Certificate #0021.

MCLE Provider # 1248.

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