Salem Art Association’s High School Art Mentorship Program brings 10-15 high school students from the Salem area together for a full academic year experience. Through this program, students will:
- Fulfill a ten hour apprenticeship/internship with a professional working artist based on their proposal, discipline and specific medium of interest
- Fulfill five volunteer hours at the Salem Art Association – opportunities include helping at special events (such as exhibition openings, Clay Ball art auction, Salem Art Fair & Festival), at the Bush Barn Art Center or the Bush House Museum
- Participate in creating a body of work in chosen discipline or medium to present in an exhibition or semi-private presentation
- Gain public speaking, organizational and presentation skills
- Learn about art history and current art trends
- Visit professional artists’ studios and/or other arts-related businesses/organizations/museums
- Learn about professional museum and gallery work
- Experience how a 501c3 non-profit arts organization works
- Meet and network with students from surrounding high schools through attending twice monthly meetings at the Salem Art Association
- Contribute to the development of a dynamic high school art program
Students attend two group meetings each month from October-June. Meetings take place at the Salem Art Association from 3:30-5 pm on the first and third Tuesday of the month. Once matched with their mentor, students will coordinate mentorship meeting dates and times.
For more information about the High School Art Mentorship Program, contact Susan Powers, School Programs Coordinator, at 503-581-2228 x311 or susan@SalemArt.org.
The project is funded in part by grants from the Collins Foundation, and the James F. & Marion L. Miller Foundation.