Employer Profile: Community Art Collaborative, Baltimore, MD

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Created in 2004, the Community Art Collaborative (CAC) AmeriCorps program is the only program of its kind in Maryland that links artists, communities, and institutions of higher education. In the CAC program, members are matched with non-profit community organizations around the city, to serve year-long (September – August) community arts residencies. In these residencies, members primarily facilitate after-school arts-based learning experiences that serve K-12 students in Baltimore City. In addition, members have the opportunity to facilitate art-making opportunities and community art projects for community residents, recruit and manage volunteers, develop special projects, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields.

The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) is based in the MICA Office of Community Engagement, and is part of a larger National Service network of AmeriCorps programs through out the country. The program offers many benefits, including a living stipend, free healthcare, and a federal Education Award (of around $5,700) that is given at the end of one year of service in the program, which can be used for pursuing future education opportunities. The CAC-AmeriCorps program is funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Members

Full Time/ Paid/ 2017-2018

The CAC-AmeriCorps program is looking for 12 new members for the 2017-18 program (academic) year. Each member is matched with a different grassroots community art organization in Baltimore City, to serve a year-long (September – August) community art residency at that each Site. In these residencies, members primarily facilitate after-school arts-based learning experiences that serve K-12 students in Baltimore City. In addition, members have the opportunity to facilitate art-making opportunities and community art projects for community residents, recruit and manage volunteers, develop special projects, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields. A list of our current partner organizations can be found on our website, at: http://www.mica.edu/cac. We are currently working with eleven community arts organizations/institutions in Baltimore, and each year, we usually add a few new partners.

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