Friday, May 27, 2016

Of Interest to Youth and Teens

I mentioned this before but Director Harris sent this video as a reminder.  The City's Youth Voice, Youth Choice program is giving young Seattle citizens (from 11-25) a say in how the $700,00 for this program is being spent.

Here's the link for your child or young adult to vote. Voting closes this Sunday, May 29th.
Seattle youth will come together to brainstorm ideas, vet those ideas, develop proposals, and finally vote on how to spend the budget. City of Seattle departments will then implement the winning projects.
Big, big opportunity (this also via Director Harris who is a big arts supporter) for kids who like hip-hop and rap.

EMP Museum is proud to partner with Arts Corps and Grammy Award-winning duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis to offer a three-week intensive Hip-Hop Artist Residency focusing on creative songwriting, performance techniques and beat production.

The Hip-Hop Artist Residency seeks aspiring teens who want to get paid to learn from and work alongside professional teaching artists and a virtual who’s who from Seattle’s vast hip-hop and creative arts community.
Youth ages 13-19 with an established desire to pursue hip-hop and music as a career must apply online and meet all criteria in order to be considered.
ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE:
  • Fully-funded three-week instruction
  • $500 stipend upon completion of the program
  • Complimentary bus tokens
  • Daily lunch provided
This Hip-Hop Artist Residency is designed exclusively for rising teen artists from the greater Seattle area who meet the King County low-income verification. Aiming to directly address the access barriers many underserved youth and families face when asked to choose between paying for an experiential learning opportunity beyond their means and getting a summer job this residency is an opportunity to provide up to 40 teen artists with a high-quality arts experience that supports them pursuing their artistic development and be compensated for their talent.
July 25, 2016 — August 12, 2016
10:00am-4:00pm

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