Applications are open for a Community Art Collaborative AmeriCorps Member
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, 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 primarily facilitate after-school art programs for K-12 youth 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 CAC program is a great fit for someone who would like to gain more hands-on experience at community arts organizations in Baltimore, and someone who is interested in working with youth. The Community Art Collaborative (CAC) is based in the MICA Center for Creative Citizenship (formerly the Office of Community Engagement). CAC is part of a larger National Service network of AmeriCorps programs throughout the country. The program offers many benefits, including a living stipend ($15,000 for the year), free healthcare, and a federal Education Award (of around $6,000) 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.