Community Art Collaborative is an AmeriCorps program funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Since 2004, Community Art Collaborative (CAC) has placed nearly 130 talented community artists in year-long residencies with nonprofit organizations. Our members facilitate after-school arts-based learning experiences that serve K-12 students in Baltimore City. Members also facilitate art making opportunities for community residents, recruit and manage volunteers, and gain valuable experience in community art and nonprofit work.
AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages thousands of people each year in service to their communities in critical areas like education, health, and conservation. To learn more about AmeriCorps, please visit www.americorps.gov.
AmeriCorps service is a ten-month commitment starting September through July. In order to serve, you must be at least 17 years old, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, and be a US citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident. Participation in CAC is conditional upon completion of a National Service Criminal History Check and other eligibility requirements.
Benefits of Service for 2013-14
- A living allowance of $12,500
- Health coverage
- Dental, vision, and child care benefits
- An education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of your service, which can be used to pay eligible student loans or other eligible educational expenses
- Ongoing training in curriculum development, classroom management, grant writing, community organizing, and much more
- Valuable work experience that can help you during life after AmeriCorps
To apply, please submit the following required materials:
- Part 1: AmeriCorps application (apply on-line or submit a PDF of the application)
You can apply directly on-line by clicking the AmeriCorps application link. https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=44960
Or AmeriCorps member application PDF available for download on the CAC website mica.edu/cac
- Part 2: Resume and Cover letter
- Part 3: Digital portfolio
6-10 images of your art work, community art projects, teaching samples, and/or supplementary photographs. Please submit as one JPEG or PDF only!
- Part 4: Two References/letters of support
(via the AmeriCorps on-line application or references can directly email/snail mail a letter of support).
Please email all required materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 1st, 2013.
Finalist will be notified in early July. Note that finalists will be asked to submit additional material to Slideroom website and should be available by phone/video conferencing during the site matching process in July/August.
For more information:
Julie Lin, CAC Program Manager
Valencia James, CAC Program Assistant