Locust Art Builders (LAB): Summer Art Intensive for Teens

Next Application Deadline: May 18, 2020

LAB (LOCUST ART BUILDERS): Summer Art Intensive for Teens

Create and collaborate this summer with Locust Projects!

Applications open February 14, 2020 for the tenth year of Locust Art Builders (LAB), a four-week summer art intensive for teens with an interest in art, design and exploring creative careers.

Program Dates: Starts Wednesday, June 17 through July 10, 2020; Mon-Friday 9am-3pm.

Public Award Ceremony and Reception for Family and Friends: Saturday, July 11, 6-8pm

For four weeks, 25 young artists from high schools across Miami-Dade County work with established contemporary artists to learn about the practical and creative aspects of mounting a public exhibition in Locust Projects' gallery in the Miami's Design District.

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary year, LAB encourages students to develop ideas and work collaboratively. This unique, hands-on program invites creative teens to widen their perspectives, connect with peers and established arts professionals, learn about creative careers, build their portfolio, and gain the behind-the-scenes experience of producing an art exhibition from scratch. CLICK HERE TO WATCH VIDEO of 2019 LAB HIGHLIGHTS.

LAB is free to all accepted students. All students accepted into the program receive acces to stipends to subsidize travel expenses upon request by June 19.

Lunch, daily snacks, and materials are provided. Community service hours may be available to qualified students. Ask your school for details.

To apply, students must have completed at least one year of high school by June 2020. Rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders, as well as graduating 12th graders are all eligible to apply.

LAB (Locust Art Builders) is made possible through lead support from the Hillsdale Fund Inc. and the Albert and Jane Nahmad Family Foundation. Additional support provided by The Kirk Foundation, and donors to the Team LAB Annual Education Fund.


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