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The University of Akron’s Art Bomb Brigade is seeking applications for its first ever arts apprenticeship. The mural project started by University of Akron faculty, Elisa Gargarella and Marissa McClellan, have contributed 19 murals to the greater Akron area since its inception in June 2016.
The Art Bomb Apprenticeship program will provide support for a local apprentice to work with master Arts Administrators and Educators to build understanding and proficiency in public arts education, administration, and implementation.
Apprentices must be current students or alumni of The University of Akron. Apprentice applicants should demonstrate an interest and competency in 2-D and/or graphic design, art education or arts management prior to the apprenticeship, strong motivation to learn the nuances of the tradition of making and implementing Public Art, and a commitment to carry the tradition on in the future.
A $2000 annual stipend plus a minimum of 50 hours of direct instruction from Art Bomb staff will be provided. Additional hours of service to the Art Bomb Brigade may include artist assistance, art making, social media management, media content development, public relations work, grant research, special events, private consultations, email monitoring, weekly staff meetings and other tasks as needed or appropriate. Flexible time commitment will typically not exceed 5 hours per week unless engaging in special events or mural projects.
FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO APPLY FOR APPRENTICESHIP, PLEASE FOLLOW THIS LINK
STAFF CONTACT: Elisa Gargarella at firstname.lastname@example.org and Marissa McClellan at email@example.com
APPLICATION TIMELINE: Application Deadline: January 30, 2021 Applicants will be notified by February 12, 202 Interviews will be held through February 19, 2021 Apprentice Start Date: March 1, 2021
About Art Bomb Brigade
Winner of the 2016 and 2019 Knight Arts Challenge, the Art Bomb Brigade has already completed 19 murals, soliciting local artists to work with UA’s students to develop and paint high impact murals. Art Bomb Brigade murals have become part of the local fabric in the region.
For more information about Art Bomb Brigade, visit “Art Bomb Brigade “on Facebook or Instagram For more information about the Myers School of Art visit www.uakron.edu/art.
Generous Support for Art Bomb Brigade
The Art Bomb Brigade is a community arts program supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knights Arts Challenge, GAR Foundation, Akron Community Foundation, and countless community sponsors. The mission of the Art Bomb Brigade is to breathe new life into Akron neighborhoods through high impact public art.