New Art in the Neighborhood, CAM’s teen program that seeks to nourish the creative minds of our city’s talented young artists, was selected as 1 of 50 finalists for the prestigious 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. Along with its cultural partners – the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services – the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities chose 50 programs from across the country that “present rich arts and humanities learning opportunities to young people.”
Every Saturday during the school year, up to 20 teens selected through a competitive application process come to CAM for pre-professional level art instruction with educational staff and visiting artists. This intensive approach presents participating students with opportunities and resources that are not available in their regular school curriculum. This nationally acclaimed program challenges students to adapt to the materials used at the forefront of art today, and it enables them to build a portfolio of work they can use to apply to college or employment. We are thrilled to report that 100% of students graduating from the program during the last decade have gone on to college.
Click here to find out more about NAN and to download an application for the Fall 2012 session.