Dear friends,New Urban Arts is now accepting applications for artist mentors! We have been excited by the interest generated thus far, continually impressed and inspired by the active arts community in Providence. Please continue to let anyone know about this opportunity who you think may be interested in arts mentoring. (details below). If you know anyone who sews or does fashion, this is a high demand in our studio that we are eager to make available to our students again this year. So send people versed in sewing machines our way!!Thanks for your continued support,
New Urban Arts
743 Westminster Street
Providence RI 02903
email@example.com (401)751-4556 New Urban Arts is currently looking for artists to mentor Providence public high school students at our nationally recognized interdisciplinary art studio on Westminster Street, across from Classical and Central High schools. Artist Mentors are college students, emerging artists, and professional artists volunteering 5-8 hours of time per week from October through May. All artist mentors participate in our yearlong professional development program (commitment: three hour meeting a month) and are required to attend two weekend retreats, in Fall and Winter. Mentors are featured in a gallery exhibition at our studio and receive a small stipend. Local college students who are work-study eligible are encouraged to apply. This year, New Urban Arts is looking for artist mentors in the following disciplines: fashion design, printmaking, screenprinting, textiles, mixed media, sculpture, film/animation, graphic design, music, painting/drawing, poetry and photography. We are not limited to these media and are open to accommodate other media in our studio.
Here is what students from last year’s program had to say about their experience, made possible by our generous and supportive artist mentors:
“I walk into this place and immediately feel a sense of goodness, of belonging, a sense of comfort. That is the effect New Urban Arts has on me. I am filled with this overall happiness that I just want to spread, to give to everyone I encounter.”
“New Urban Arts has in fact become a family to me. All the nurturing and strengthening actually gets to you and sticks with you. The next thing you know you grow and they grow and the place grows together. You’re surrounded by all of these amazing people that are woven into your life.
It’s all just mind-boggling.
“Looking back, I honestly don’t know who I would be, where I would be without New Urban Arts. I’ve grown not only in my artwork but as a person. No matter how many times I think about it, it’s the same answer… I mean, it’s become a huge part of me.”
Applications are downloadable on our website at http://www.newurbanarts.org,due September 7th.