About Arts for Learning Maryland
Arts for Learning Maryland (formerly Young Audiences of Maryland) is devoted to enriching the lives and education of Maryland’s youth through educational and culturally diverse arts programs. Through Arts for Learning, professional teaching artists from all disciplines partner with educators, schools, and school districts to provide -- on average -- over 300,000 hours of learning in, through, and about the arts to more than 185,000 Maryland students annually.
Arts for Learning is a mission-driven organization that values community, innovation, and passion. The staff, board, and teaching artists have a shared commitment to advance equity in the field of education by working tirelessly to generate opportunities for students to imagine, create, and realize their full potential through the arts.
About the Bloomberg Arts Internship
The Arts for Learning BAI is a rigorous program with three major elements: a six-week paid placement working day-to-day in an arts organization; opportunities to connect with artists, leaders and organizations that make Baltimore City such a vibrant arts community; and professional development focused on college and career readiness.
This is a seven week, full time paid internship program made possible by a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies with goals for students to:
- gain meaningful workforce experiences in the field of arts and culture through placements at arts/cultural institutions;
- prepare to apply and transition to college through professional development and the support of college mentors;
- develop knowledge of and connection to the city’s vibrant arts culture through panels of local artists, studio visits, and trips to local arts areas/organizations;
- strengthen their oral and written communication skills through professional development and the support of writing coaches;
- connect, create and catalyze change in their lives and communities;
- and connect to a BAI community grounded in safety, belonging, equity, and creative expression.
We are grounded in the values of youth voice, creative expression, inclusion + accessibility, community care, intentional collaboration, and radical love.
We currently anticipate that BAI 2023 will be an IN PERSON program, though interns may complete parts of their internships virtually as decided by them and their site supervisors.
Writing coaches work collaboratively to build and facilitate a curriculum that includes in-class writer’s workshops crafted to develop three pieces: a personal essay (This I Believe or a response to a piece of art), an artist statement, and a completed draft of their college essay. Workshops will help to build interns’ writing stamina, guide them in determining the kinds of writers they are, support them in writing with their authentic voices, and help them understand the value of revision and persistence. Writing Coaches will each have 6-8 interns in their small group and will provide feedback in those small groups, as well as written feedback through Google Docs. They will share interns’ drafts with our outside evaluators as a way to evaluate and improve the program. Weekly blog posts will create a routine that allows the students to develop writing skills in a safe and imaginative environment. In partnership with College Mentors, Writing Coaches will also facilitate small group “Creative Conversation Clusters” around texts that interns self select.
This is a part-time, temporary position running from June 14 to August 16, 2023. For more information and the link to apply, please see the full job description HERE.