Bluegrass Arts Center to Create New Youth Arts Council – The Advocate-Messenger

Art Center of the Bluegrass to Create New Youth Arts Council

Posted 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 1, 2022

Bluegrass Art Center launches new initiative to partner with local youth and empower them as leadersconnected opportunities focused on arts advocacy and engagement.

The partnership will include a Youth Advisory Council made up of 20 middle school, high school and college students.s, selected through an application process. Students will meet monthly and bring a diverse perspective to the art center while creating leadership opportunities for our young members. In partnership with the Art Center, the council will engage in programming, communication and outreach.

A strong candidate is interested in the arts, a creative thinker, comfortable talking to people, good at working in a group, able to articulate ideas, happy to work and accept everyone. Students don’t have to be artists to be a good candidate for this job. Student council members must be active members; there will be opportunities for additional work and engagement outside of the monthly meetings.

Examples of activities board members will engage in include volunteering at art center events, taking over social media for a day, helping create posters for special events , learning alongside regional leaders, field trips, providing ideas and feedback to the Art Center and serving as an ambassador for the Art Center. Members will also guide the activities in which they are interested.

Candidates will be selected through an application process that will be open from September 30 to November 30. 11. Applications will be available on the Art Center website and will consist of short essay questions about the applicant’s interest in the Bluegrass Art Center and Youth Advisory Council. A letter of recommendation from the teacher is required. After application, candidates will go through a short interview.

For more information, visit the Bluegrass Art Center website at

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