Skills: Teen Artist Residency
The Oolite Arts – Skills: Teen Artist Residency invites 30 teen artists from Miami-Dade County to participate in one of two 4-week residencies to work under the tutelage of Miami-based teaching artists during the summer.
During the program, students will attend a 2-hour virtual session on Monday, Wednesday and Friday hosted by a different teaching artist each week. They will learn about the artists’ practice and work on a project assigned by the teaching artist. The goal for this program is to give the teen artists an opportunity to work on their artistic practice in a non-academic setting.
Each participant will receive a complimentary art supply box for each lesson plan curated by Oolite Arts Education & Community Engagement Manager and the teaching artists. In addition, both the teen artists and the teaching artists will receive an honorarium for their time.
Please note that all sessions will be taking place online via Zoom.
2022 Program Dates
Session 1: June 13 – July 8, 2022
Session 2: July 11 – Aug. 5, 2022
Applications are now closed.
Please contact Education and Community Engagement Manager Michelle Lisa Polissaint at [email protected]
- A short cover letter (less than 500 words)
- A letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor
Oolite’s staff and art educators will reviews applications to ensure completeness and eligibility. Thirty students will be invited to participate in the program.
What is the Skills: Teen Artist Residency program?
The Skills: Teen Artist Residency is a 1-month program designed for teen artists from Miami-Dade County. The teens will create projects under the direction of working Miami-based artists.
When will applications for the Teen Artist Residency program be accepted?
Applications, which can be found online here, will be accepted through 6 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2022.
Who is eligible to participate?
The program is open to students in Miami-Dade County who are rising high school sophomores to rising college freshmen.
What will the Teen Artist Residency receive, in addition to the $400 honorarium?
As this program aims to help teens explore their creative interests, the residency offers a variety of benefits in addition to the monetary award. They include:
- An art supply box with materials curated by the teaching artists (valued at $100)
- Mentorship by Miami-based artists
- Access to Oolite’s facilities, including a library with more than 4,000 art books and the PRINTshop
- The opportunity to engage with Oolite’s network of artists, filmmakers and curators
Where can we pick up supplies?
The supplies will be available for pick up at Oolite Arts or can be delivered via courier services based on your preference.
How will the Teen Resident Artists be chosen?
The Teen Residents will be chosen by a panel of art educators and Oolite staff.
Is attendance mandatory?
Since this is a short program (12 session), attendance is mandatory in order to get the most out of the residency. Students who miss 2 consecutive sessions or 3 non-consecutive sessions will be considered for removal from the program.
Who should I contact with any questions I may have?
Please contact Michelle Lisa Polissaint at [email protected]