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ArtForce Summer 2018 Apprenticeship Program for Teens

ArtForce Summer 2018 Apprenticeship Program for Teens

Arts for Learning is looking for high school students like YOU to join ArtForce this summer!

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the arts? Would you like to spend your summer creating a portfolio, expanding your resume, experimenting with art techniques, and learning from arts professionals and community advocates? Apply today to join ArtForce 2018!

ArtForce, a three-week program, invites participants to explore artistic activism as a potential collegiate and career path as they shadow professional teaching artists.

Wait, what is artistic activism?
Artistic activism, as defined by the Center for Artistic Activism, is “the practice of combining the creative power of the arts to invoke us emotionally with the strategic planning of activism necessary to bring about social change.”

To learn more about artistic activism, click here.

What else should you know?
Apprentices will explore various techniques in visual arts with the professional teaching artists of Arts for Learning and higher education faculty. Participants will also learn about important topics related to artistic activism and entrepreneurship.

The most important part – and the reason for the ArtForce program – is the mentorship. Participants will be guided by Arts for Learning master teaching artists as they learn how art can speak to their community’s needs. On the final day, participants will exhibit their work in a showcase event open to family and friends.

Select apprentices may be invited to participate in a year-long apprenticeship working closely with a professional artist.



  • Create artworks using various visual arts techniques.
  • Develop an artist statement, portfolio and resume.
  • Attend field trips to artists’ studios and/or community service organizations.
  • Display individual works as part of a group exhibition.
  • Work in teams to produce art based on a community issue.

Location: Ivy Tech Indianapolis Campus, 50 West Fall Creek Parkway N Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Dates: June 11-29
Time: 9AM – 3PM, daily


Application due date: May 24

2018 ArtForce Visual Arts Application

The Visual Arts Track of ArtForce 2018, an Apprenticeship Program, is presented jointly by Arts for Learning and Ivy Tech Community College.
To learn more about Ivy Tech, click here.