A generation of young New Yorkers are being sidelined. 1 in 5 New Yorkers between the ages of 17-24 are out of school and out of work. The consequences are an increased risk for low academic achievement, unemployment and crime. Art Start is answering the call with The Emerging Artists-in-Residence Program (EAR) is a six-month residency for NYC youth emerging artists between the ages of 17-20 that have exhibited exceptional artistic talent but lack the resources and support to turn these talents into opportunities for their future. The EAR program provides residents with a rigorous schedule of coursework, project creation, networking, paid internships, showcase opportunities, two-year planning, a transportation stipend and career-counseling in the creative professional industries. Residents go on to use their creative talents and professionalism to become art students, performers, and above all, responsible young adults with a clear vision and a plan for their personal success.
Art Start is currently working with three young residents for the January-June, 2015 session and continues to engage our alumni residents on multiple projects.
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