2019 Employer Profile: Community Arts Collaborative, Baltimore, MD

MICA Community Arts Collaborative

The CAC is looking for 12 new members to join their CAC-AmeriCorps 2019-20 program.

Created in 2004, CAC is the only program of its kind in Maryland that links artists, communities, and institutions of higher education. Housed in the Office of Community Engagement at MICA, this program places community artists in year-long residencies with nonprofits, schools, and community centers in Baltimore City. The work of CAC member artists provides children, youth, and adults with the benefits of after-school arts-based learning experiences and strengthens neighborhoods through community art projects.

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.

About the Program:
Each member is matched with a different grassroots community art organization in Baltimore City, to serve a year-long community art residency at that each Site (End of August 2019 – mid-August 2020). 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.

CAC is currently working with eleven community arts organizations/ institutions in Baltimore, and each year, they usually add a few new partners to that list!