The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) AmeriCorps program is now accepting applications for the 2021-22 year! The Community Art Collaborative is a community arts-focused AmeriCorps program hosted at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism. In the CAC program, AmeriCorps members are matched with non-profit community organizations around the city, to serve year-long (Mid-August 2021 - Mid-August 2022) community arts residencies. In these residencies, members serve full-time at their host site organizations, and primarily lead creative arts programs for K-12 youth in Baltimore City. Members also have opportunities to facilitate community arts projects for adults, coordinate community events, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields.
The link to our application form can be found on our website at: http://www.mica.edu/cacapply. The priority deadline for submitting applications is Monday May 17, 2021. Applications will officially close on Monday May 31, 2021. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the CAC Program Manager, Sarah Edelsburg, at: [email protected].
- AmeriCorps is National Service Program that has a unique set of benefits and parameters that are a little different than a "regular job." More on the benefits of the CAC program can be viewed below, and on our webiste here: AmeriCorps Benefits.
- More information about AmeriCorps National Service programs can be found on the government website here: NationalService.gov.
- The AmeriCorps Service year commitment would begin the third week of August 2021 and run through August 14 of the next year (August 2021).
- Finalists will be asked to do some research on our Partner Organizations in preparation for an interview and should be available for an interview by phone or by video conference in June.
Community Art Collaborative (CAC)
Community Art Collaborative (CAC) Member
Job Submission Requirements:
The CAC Application will involve submitting:
1) A cover letter that specifically describes why you are interested in the CAC program.
2) Your most recent Resume/CV.
3) A digital portfolio (one PDF) containing images of your artwork, community arts projects, and/or teaching samples.
4) Letters of Support / Professional References (At least two professional references: one must be a Letter of Support, the second can be contact information for a professional reference, or a second letter of support).
More info on the AmeriCorps Benefits can be found here: https://www.mica.edu/creative-citizenship/community-art-collaborative/americorps-benefits/