ArtsPlace apps open up

Staff Report 

The Rockford Area Arts Council is accepting applications for ArtsPlace, a summer arts apprenticeship program for youth between 14-18 years old.

Youth work as apprentices in teams and create work individually and collectively. Proceeds earned from tickets and art sales are awarded to the youth based on points earned for punctuality, productivity, and demonstrating initiative.

The teams work under the direction of professional artists to create art to sell and perform for the public. ArtsPlace increases artistic skills and provides work experience for future employment and college applications.

ArtsPlace will be held from June 20 to Aug. 8, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. 2016 teams and artists include Dance (Meghan Baylor & Guest Artists), Interdisciplinary Performance Arts (Penna Broman & Guest Artists), Making the Movie (Kyle Owen & Toni Stratton) and Visual Arts (Bruce McDonald & Guest Artists).

Since 1995, more than 1,200 youth have benefited from ArtsPlace apprenticeships and this summer marks the twenty-second year of the program.

Applications are available on Arts Council website, artsforeveryone.com, and at the Arts Council office at 713 East State. Early Bird deadline is May 2. Applications received after that date will be considered if space is available.

Early Bird deadline is May 2. Applications received after that date will be considered if space is available.

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