*ArtLab is a paid internship for high school students to make art with professional artists.*
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR ARTLAB?
Any student can apply who is between the ages of 15 – 19 years old, currently in school and has at least 1.5 years of school remaining before their anticipated graduation. Most students with freshman, sophomore or junior standing will qualify.
WHO GETS CHOSEN FOR ARTLAB?
Students are accepted based on their need for the program in their lives and ability to commit long term and year round to the program. Once selected, students remain in ArtLab until the summer after they graduate high school.
WHAT HAPPENS IN ARTLAB?
ArtLab youth work side by side with professional artists to create 3-5 bodies of work annually, which are professionally presented to the public. With the opportunity to work with a variety of artists, students are exposed to diverse genres such as sculpture, painting, theater, filmmaking, street art, choreography, music, photography, poetry and more. Youth create and present major artistic works relating to issues in their lives and communities and participate in service-learning projects. Students are also provided personalized planning support to reach their goals after high school. ArtLab students are offered academic support and post-secondary mentorship.
WHAT IF I’M NOT AN ARTIST?
Our definition of art is broad – you could be interested in dance, music, design, theatre, fashion, and other art mediums – we want to support how any of these practices can empower your voice. The purpose of ArtLab is to challenge yourself.
WHEN DOES ARTLAB MEET AND FOR HOW LONG?
During the school year, ArtLab meets every Saturday at PlatteForum from 10–1PM. In the summer we meet Monday through Thursday from 10-3PM. We also take time off for holidays and school breaks.
WHERE IS PLATTEFORUM?
PlatteForum is in the RiNo Arts District of Denver. Our address is 2400 Curtis Street.
HOW MANY INTERNS ARE IN ARTLAB?
ArtLab is composed of 15 interns. As students graduate from high school, openings are available for new students. ArtLab accepts applications every fall semester to fill those openings.
HOW MUCH DOES THE INTERNSHIP PAY?
ArtLab Interns are paid each month based on the hours they work. The pay rate is $8.31/hour. During the summer ArtLab Interns receive a stipend based on how many hours they work each week.
Because we believe we can achieve social change through art and love.