Fall 2016 Community Arts Internship Program
Program Dates: August 25 – December 15, 2016
Final Project: December 2016
Teaching Artist: Sofia Córdova
Teaching Artist Assistant: Nina Reyes Rosenberg
Youth Interns: participants in the Young Queens on the Rise program of Mission Girls
The Community Arts Internship Program (CAIP) offers young artists and activists the opportunity to exercise leadership skills and engage with their community by exploring relevant social and personal issues through the visual arts. This semester CAIP collaborates with the Young Queens on the Rise, a gender-specific support group for girls who have been involved in the Juvenile Justice System, or for those who engage in at-risk behaviors. CAIP is designed to provide youth interns with valuable job training in arts organizing, activism, and community engagement. The weekly workshops will guide the Young Queens through the process of formulating an idea, researching and investigating the topic, designing an action plan, and implementing a community-based arts project. The final project will be presented to the public at Southern Exposure in December 2016.