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Spring Workforce Intensives

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The Art Effect’s 2022 Spring Break Intensives are open to students age 14-19 who live in Dutchess County.

Monday – Friday, April 11-15, 12-5pm
Trip April 11 to NYC to visit the artists’ studios of BoogieRez.

Students can choose from one of these exciting programs:

In the Public Art & Design Intensive, youth will will work with guest artists BoogieRez to create elements of public art installation to be unveiled at this fall’s PKX: Wonderland Festival, as well as original public art sculpture designs.

In the Video Production & Editing Intensive, youth will learn to produce short documentary films, from producing and capturing “fly on the wall” footage to learning the ins and outs of editing with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Youth who successfully complete an intensive will earn a $100 stipend.

Spark Students Featured in Black Girlhood Exhibition

The Art Effect is proud to share that three of Spark Studios students are featured in the Picturing Black Girlhood: Moments of Possibility exhibition at Rutgers University from February 17 to July 2, 2022. Leila Zachary, Kalecia Douglas, and Olivia Barker-Duncan will be three of over eighty photographers and filmmakers featured in the exhibit.

Screenshot from Leila Zachary’s accepted video

Exhibition Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12-5 pm, Thursday 12-8 pm, Saturday 12-5 pm. Admission is free.

The exhibition features over 150 works by Black women, girls, and genderqueer artists, ranging in age from 8 to 94, and focuses on exploring the common theme of Black girlhood. The exhibition will span across all three of the main exhibition floors of Express Newark at Rutgers University-Newark and put the work of Black girls alongside that of Black women, centering Black girls as the subjects, artists, and agents of their own lives. Learn more about the exhibition here.

“The Art Effect could not be more proud of the hard work and dedication of its students, teachers, and staff,” said Nicole Fenichel-Hewitt, Executive Director at The Art Effect, “To be featured in such an incredible, transformative artistic experience goes to show the sheer amount of potential that our students harness. The Art Effect believes that art can truly impact not only the lives of its students, but also inspire positive social change by conveying to others the importance and power of art.”

Spark Studios allows students to hone their professional skills and gain real-world experiences to excel in film and media arts. Spark Studios goes beyond simple instruction by teaching students how to use art as a way to learn more about their past, their present, and their future. They learn how to take the experiences that have shaped them into who they are and transform them into impactful works. Leila Zachary, Kalecia Douglas, and Olivia Barker-Duncan are three great examples of how Spark Studios has helped teach students to embrace their histories and shape them into significant works. Learn more about Spark Studios here.

Reel Exposure Film and Photo Festival

We are still looking for imaginative and original short films and photos made by young people around the world to be screened at the 2022 Reel Exposure Festival in Poughkeepsie, NY! Submit to Reel Exposure International Teen Film and Photo Festival before February 6.

Learn more about the festival and register here.

About Reel Exposure

Reel Exposure Film & Photo Festival features photography and youth-produced short films – animations, documentaries, dramas, horror, and comedies – created by talented young artists from across the world.

Reel Exposure encompasses all of The Art Effect’s goals: to encourage youth creativity, to invigorate our local community through the arts, and to showcase the incredible work done by this next generation of media-makers.

The Art Effect’s annual event encourages youth creativity, invigorates the local community through the arts, and showcases the incredible work done by the next generation of artists from around the globe and right here in Poughkeepsie!

Prizes include up to $500 in cash! 

– Films must be under 10 minutes in length 
– 3-5 photos may be submitted per category 
– The showcase will be held on May 6, 2022

Spark Studios Behind The Scenes

Community Changemakers

Spark Studios produced a series of videos in the summer and fall 2020 for Scenic Hudson’s community change maker series.
Many Spark Studios students worked on filming and editing, student, Jae Jones took the job as lead editor on these videos! 

Watch them all here: https://northsideconnected.com/es/community-changemakers

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?Working with clients on commercial videos
?Explore cutting-edge media production techniques
?Bringing a creative vision to life across stages of production

Youth who complete Spark Studios get a $150 stipend.Learn More & Apply: https://forms.gle/i6ftAXbwUHXbYTpe7

Apply for Spark Studios

Applications are open for our Spring Workforce programs!

????? ??????? is a filmmaking and videography program for youth interested in developing film production and professional skills including:

?Working with clients on commercial videos
?Explore cutting-edge media production techniques
?Bringing a creative vision to life across stages of production

Youth who complete Spark Studios get a $150 stipend.

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