2018 Employer Profile: Community Arts Collaborative, Baltimore, MD

MICA Community Arts Collaborative
www.mica.edu/cac

The CAC-AmeriCorps program is looking for 12 new members for the 2018-19 program (academic) year.

The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) is a community arts-focused AmeriCorps program that has been hosted at MICA since 2004, and 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. In the CAC program, AmeriCorps members are matched with non-profit community organizations around the city, to serve year-long (September – August) community arts residencies. In these residencies, members work full-time at their host site organizations, and primarily facilitate after-school arts-based learning experiences that serve K-12 students in Baltimore City. Members also have the opportunity to facilitate art-making opportunities for community residents, recruit and manage volunteers, develop special projects, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields.

CAC also serves as one option for the Community Arts Residency for graduate students in the MFA Community Arts program at MICA, to provide in-the-field experience during their graduate studies. Though, you do not need to be an enrolled graduate student to apply! It is possible to enroll in the program as a full-time AmeriCorps member. The CAC program is a great fit for someone who would like to gain more hands-on experience at community arts organizations in Baltimore.

More About the Position:

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 their current partner organizations can be found on their website, at: www.mica.edu/cac. CAC is currently working with ten community arts organizations/institutions in Baltimore, and each year, we add a few new partners.