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 at www.TheArtsCommission.org/Programs/YAAW.
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.