Summer Workforce Programs 2024

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Ages 14-19

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The Art Effect empowers youth to develop their artistic voice to shape their futures by giving them the opportunity to develop real skills, and guiding them towards achieving their academic and career goals. The Art Effect’s youth workforce programs build workforce development skills, provide paid work experience, and help students get on a path to college and career success! Each program offers different skills from film and photography to public art, to place keeping and curation. Choose the program right for you below!

MADLab (Media, Arts & Design Lab) 

MADLab is an arts-based career & skills development program that 

trains youth in:

•  Visual art, graphic design, and aesthetic development skills

• Creating public art projects with professional artists

    • Leadership and communication skills through public outreach

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Spark Studios

Spark Studios is a media-based career and skills development program that trains youth through community client projects and original creative film. Training includes::

     •  Video production, camera operation, filmmaking techniques

     •  Working with clients on commercial videos

     •  Video editing software including sound mixing

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Youth Arts Empowerment Zone & Trolley Barn Gallery

The YAEZ and Trolley Barn Curatorial Team trains youth in creative placemaking, event and curatorial planning while creating an impact on the community in and around the Trolley Barn Gallery. This summer, implement community events and workshops, art activities, and oversee the execution of the summer exhibition!

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