The Arts Commission
has announced that applications for the 2014 Young Artists At
Work (YAAW) Program are currently available. This will be
the 20th anniversary year for this award-winning
youth arts experience program. Toledo-area high school youth,
aged 14 to 18 years old, are welcome and encouraged to apply.
Details about the program, eligibility and submission
requirements, as well as the submission form can be found online
Applications should be mailed or delivered to The Arts
Commission offices, 1838 Parkwood Ave., Ste. 120, Toledo, OH
43620. Deadline for applications to be postmarked or delivered
is Friday, March 21, 2014.
Since 1994, The Arts Commission has presented the award winning
Young Artists at Work (YAAW) Program. This six-week
summer employment opportunity enables diverse and at-risk youth
to benefit from an intense exposure to the arts. Students are
selected in a competitive process for 6 weeks of summer
employment as working artists.
The objective of YAAW is to provide an intensive arts experience
that fosters artistic self-expression and a quality work ethic
that can impact the youth throughout adulthood. The program
encourages expression, refinement, cross-cultural sharing, and
the exchange of ideas. The opportunity provides exposure to the
concept of art as a business, as well as the creation of public
art for the greater Toledo community.