The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA) is inviting teen creatives to join the BOPA Youth Arts Council in order for Baltimore’s youth perspective to be heard in arts programming and policy. We are seeking creative young people between the ages of 14 and 19 who have an interest in the arts, writing, event planning and education policy.

BOPA will select a group of dedicated, art-loving teens from across Baltimore City to serve on our new Youth Arts Council. The council will be designed by and for teens to inspire and empower other local youth through arts programming and advocacy.

The Youth Arts Council will meet after school at BOPA in downtown Baltimore to discuss ideas in a fun and creative environment while collaborating with each other and arts professionals. The council will produce programs and events for Light City and Artscape such as workshops, performances, special events and other activities that tie into existing programs.

The Youth Arts Council will also learn about education policy in order to advocate for equal access to the arts for all Baltimore City youth.

Benefits of being on the BOPA Youth Council:

• Honoraria/Stipend (teens get paid!)
• Build leadership skills
• Experience alternative methods of making and seeing
• Organize exhibitions and events
• Build policy knowledge
• Engage with artists and arts professionals
• and more!

All applications are due on Wednesday, February 1, 2017.

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