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Youth in Business | Call for Applications
sponsored by Jubilee Arts
Youth in Business (YiB) is a program at Jubilee Arts that cultivates the entrepreneurial leadership skills of high school aged youth by providing hands on experience operating an art-based business. Through the Youth in Business design collective, youth learn how to run a successful business as a team, selling high quality art products achieving cooperative financial sustainability for youth business owners. Youth are supported in leadership development within the program in addition to career and higher education planning support to provide youth long term economic independence.
**ACCEPTING new youth**
Youth in Business is a free program that offers classes in design, business, and ceramics, and, most importantly, all youth gain hands-on experience running a business!
Learn: Business Skills, Ceramics, Graphic Design, Screen Printing
Earn: $ from products and monthly stipend
Grow: as a leader
Receive: College and career mentorship
Fall programming will be virtual Tuesday-Thursday evenings.
Participating youth must live within 2miles of Jubilee Arts (1947 Pennsylvania Avenue).
Please call or email with questions or to schedule an interview before Wednesday, September 30
2021 Heritage Awards | Call for Panelists
deadline October 22
sponsored by Maryland State Arts Council
The Maryland State Arts Council (MSAC) is seeking panelists to review to review 2021 Heritage Award nominations. Heritage Awards recognize long-term achievement in traditional arts, or community-based living cultural traditions handed down by example or word of mouth. Awards annually recognize one recipient in each of three categories: Person/People, Place, and Tradition.
Serving as a panelist is a great opportunity to support the traditional arts while also learning about MSAC granting processes.
What does a panelist do?
Panelists play a vital role in the MSAC grants process. Heritage Award panelists will:
Attend an orientation in-person or virtually to learn about the Heritage Awards program
Review written grant nominations online
Attend an in-person or virtual panel meeting to collaboratively evaluate nominations with other panelists
Who can be a panelist?
MSAC relies on a wide array of arts experts and enthusiasts from across the state to serve as panelists. Heritage Award panelists are selected with a focus on diversity of experiences, diversity of location, and expertise in traditional arts. Regardless of your connection to the arts, we encourage you to apply. Panelists must be Maryland residents.
How do I apply to be a panelist?
Submit your application via MSAC’s online grants management system SmartSimple.
Under Funding Opportunities, select “Public Call.”
Select “Panelist” from the dropdown options and click “Save Draft” to populate the application.
Select “Heritage Awards” as the Grant Program.
Panelists receive modest compensation for their services and must have access to an Internet-connected computer to complete reviews.
For questions, contact State Folklorist Chad Buterbaugh at [email protected].
Each Heritage Award supports the vitality of the traditional arts in Maryland. Download Heritage Award nomination guidelines and see a list of past awardees at the arts council website.
2021 Post-Graduation Residency Program
deadline October 30
sponsored by The Torpedo Factory
The Torpedo Factory Post-Graduation Residency is a competitive juried program that provides meaningful support and a three-month term solo studio space. This residency is open to recently-graduated students who earned a bachelor’s or master’s art degree from an accredited university. The program is unique for addressing the critical post-graduation juncture in an emerging artist’s career, offering an opportunity for professional development, and a chance to define their independent work process outside of the academic context. Submissions are open for both recently graduated art school students in the region and nationwide, provided artists submit proof of their residence in the D.C. metropolitan area.
Residents receive studio space and public presentation opportunities, including an artist talk and participation in a culminating curated exhibition in the Target Gallery, the contemporary exhibition space for the Torpedo Factory Art Center. Residents are active and equal participants in the Art Center’s unique creative community. Residents benefit from engagement with local, national, and international artists.
Residency Terms: January – March, April – June, July – September, October – December
• Completion of BFA or MFA from an accredited University within the past 1-3 years.
• As this residency does not provide accommodations, artists must live in the D.C. metropolitan region and must provide proof of residency before official acceptance into the program. D.C. metropolitan region for this purpose is defined as living within 40 miles or less than one hour’s commute distance from the Art Center as you will be expected to be in the studio for public studio hours at least 24 hours a week at minimum. You must also have a reliable means of transportation
See guidelines and review application for residency requirements and other information.