Because of ArtWorks I have made friendships I never expected to have made. Not only did I learn valuable skills, but I learned about life and the workplace in general. This was the most unique and interesting experience of my life. – Gabrielle, 10th grade
Cleveland School of the Arts
Because of ArtWorks I feel like I am a better person. I learned some business professional skills, and I know what I need to do to get a scholarship. – Shanice, 12th grade
Garfield Heights High School
I lay in bed the night before work and can't fall asleep because I'm too excited to leave for work the next morning. I've gotten amazing opportunities. – Eliza, 11th grade
Akron Early College High School
ArtWorks 2010's greatest success would have to be the development of apprentices' personal and artistic skills. The final performance was a wonderful showcase and the students were very proud of the final product. – ArtWorks Master Teaching Artist
What We Do - Special Projects
- ArtWorks Summer
ArtWorks - Hired to Create, Inspired to Succeed
Applications for ArtWorks Summer will become available again in January 2014!
The ArtWorks Summer program is an intensive six-week workforce development program for high school students designed to develop students' 21st Century job skills through apprenticeships in the arts. Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders are hired to apprentice under a professional Master Teaching Artist in an art form of their choice. Apprentices work in small groups, called co-ops, of approximately ten apprentices under the guidance of a single Master Teaching Artist, occasionally with the assistance of an Assistant Teaching Artist. For six hours a day, five days a week, ArtWorks Summer apprentices create exciting original work in theater, dance, music, or visual arts. Master Teaching Artists mentor apprentices and teach them not only the specifics of an arts discipline, but also essential 21st Century skills that transfer to any workplace.
ArtWorks Summer apprentices earn an hourly wage, host public performances and exhibitions of their work, and are provided opportunities to work as professionals on real-world and community-oriented projects, often collaboratively across art forms. Throughout the program, guest speakers from the business, arts and civic community speak with the apprentices about their own careers and the importance of creativity in the workplace. In addition, ArtWorks provides apprentices and their families with workshops on personal finance and the college admissions and financial aid process. All ArtWorks Summer apprentices will leave the program with a portfolio documenting their work, which they are encouraged to share with future employers or schools.
ArtWorks Summer is not a camp. Students who are accepted into ArtWorks Summer are hired as employees of Center for Arts-Inspired Learning and receive an hourly wage. As employees, apprentices are expected to act as professionals and do their best work every day.
ArtWorks Summer is not an arts conservatory program. ArtWorks does not require an audition or submission of a portfolio. ArtWorks uses the experience of working in the arts to teach job skills that are applicable to any career, not just becoming a professional artist.
See job descriptions below to apply!
Apprentice Applications Due: March 29, 2013
Assistant Teaching Artist Applications Due: March 29, 2013
Site Coordinator Applications Due: February 19, 2013
Master Teaching Artist Applications Due: February 19, 2013
Every year, Center for Arts-Inspired Learning hires over 100 people to participate in this unique arts-based workforce development program. There are several different jobs available for those who would like to participate. Explore the position descriptions below to find the right fit for you.
ArtWorks Summer 2013 will take place at a downtown Cleveland location and at Cuyahoga Community College's Metropolitan Campus.
HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS – Apply Here
Anyone entering 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in fall 2013 may apply to be an ArtWorks Summer Apprentice. No prior arts experience is necessary, but applicants should have a strong interest in the arts and a willingness to learn new skills in a multicultural setting. Students must submit an application and be interviewed to be considered for the program. All Apprentice application materials must be received no later than 4:00PM, Friday, March 29, 2013. Please contact 216-561-5005 or email@example.com if you have questions.
Next, download and print this consent form for your parent or guardian to sign and then send it to Center for Arts-Inspired Learning. (If you are 18 years old, you do not need complete this form.)
Have your teacher, guidance counselor, or principal submit a letter of recommendation directly to Center for Arts-Inspired Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 216-561-3444) before the deadline.
FAXING APPLICANTS PLEASE READ: We recommend that you do not wait until March 29th to fax your application materials because the line can be busy. Please plan accordingly.
GRADUATING SENIORS / COLLEGE FRESHMAN & SOPHOMORES – Apply Here
Any student who will have received a high school diploma by June 12, 2013 may apply to be an Assistant Teaching Artist. Assistant Teaching Artists primarily assist the work of a single arts co-op within ArtWorks Summer, working under the supervision and guidance of a professional Master Teaching Artist. Positions are limited. Applicants must submit an application and be interviewed to be considered for the position. All Assistant Teaching Artist application materials must be received at Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, 13110 Shaker Square, Suite C203, Cleveland, OH 44120-2313, no later than 4:00PM, Friday, March 29, 2013. Please contact 216-561-5005 or email@example.com if you have questions.
TO APPLY FOR AN ASSISTANT TEACHING ARTIST POSITION:
Review and complete the ArtWorks Assistant Teaching Artist Application - Download a PDF to print and mail.
Submit all of the following items:
A professional resume, including all educational and professional arts experiences
One written recommendation letter from a teacher, administrator, professor or employer (previous or current).
Your most recent academic transcript sent to us directly from your high school or college.
COLLEGE JUNIORS & SENIORS – Apply Here
Any college junior or senior may apply to be an ArtWorks Summer Site Coordinator. The Site Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of an ArtWorks Summer site. This position requires strong professional communication and event management skills. Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume to be considered for the position. Finalists will be interviewed. All Site Coordinator application materials must be received at Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, 13110 Shaker Square, Suite C203, Cleveland, OH 44120-2313, no later than 4:00PM, Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Please contact 216-561-5005 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Submit a cover letter and resume by the deadline (February 19, 2013).
PROFESSIONAL TEACHING ARTISTS – Apply Here
Any professional teaching artist may apply to be an ArtWorks Summer Master Teaching Artist (MTA). MTAs will guide a group of approximately 10 high school-aged apprentices in the development of 21st Century workforce skills through projects in a focused arts discipline. Occasionally, MTAs may receive assistance from a college-aged Assistant Teaching Artist. Applicants must complete and submit a Request for Proposal (RFP) to be considered for the position. Finalists will be interviewed. All Master Teaching Artist application materials must be received at Center for Arts-Inspired Learning, 13110 Shaker Square, Suite C203, Cleveland, OH 44120-2313, no later than 4:00PM, Tuesday, February 26, 2013. Please contact 216-561-5005 or email@example.com if you have questions.