Harwood Art Center is accepting applications to our paid summer apprenticeship for Art & Social Justice. Apprentices work under the mentorship of professional artists, designers, architects, engineers and fabricators to create community-driven public artworks. The goal of our shared work is to promote intersectional justice through art and advocacy.
Apprentices will work with program Lead Apprentices, Lead Artists, Harwood staff, and community partners to design, fabricate and install a public sculpture at Mesa Verde Park in the International District of Albuquerque. Apprentices will interview Mesa Verde residents to record and edit stories in multiple languages; they will learn to program software for plasma cutting sheet steel; they will work with the City Forester to choose and plant flowering shrubs and plants integrated with public artworks; they will create, paint and install steel butterflies at public artwork sites.
REQUIREMENTS & PREFERENCES
*Applicants must be 16 – 24 years old.*
Applicants should demonstrate strong teamwork, a proven work ethic, creative thinking, experience in art, and communication skills. Experience in sculpture, architecture, design, or engineering are a plus!
Bilingual applicants are strongly encouraged.
Harwood engages the arts as a catalyst for lifelong learning, social change and community development with programming for every age, background and income level. We believe that equitable access to the arts and opportunities for creative expression are integral to healthy individuals and thriving communities. In all of our work, we aim to build inclusive environments where everyone feels cared for. We nurture long-term, multi-faceted relationships with participants, building programs with and for diverse communities around Albuquerque. We integrate the arts with social justice, professional and economic development, and education to cultivate a higher quality of life in our city.1114 Seventh Street NW