Mentor Artist Shontina Vernon, Session 1

Mentor Artist Shontina Vernon, Session 1, 2015. Photo: Tim Aguero

King County teaching artists: lift up the creativity and imagination of youth and help transform the juvenile justice system as a Creative Justice Mentor Artist!

4Culture’s Creative Justice is an arts-based alternative to incarceration for court-involved youth in King County. Through collaboration with Mentor Artists, participants consider the root causes of incarceration as they intersect with racism, classism and other oppressions, and focus on the positive role youth voice can have in building a more equitable justice system for the region.

Mentor Artists lead 8-12 week intensive project sessions in a range of disciplines. During these sessions, participants meet twice a week, for two hours to dialogue, create, and share meals. Each session culminates with a youth-produced event in the community.

As we wrap up a transformative pilot year of programming, we are calling for a new cohort of experienced teaching artists to facilitate 2016 project sessions. To learn more, visit our Opportunities page.

Deadline: October 12, 2015, 5:00 pm
Eligibility: Open to professional teaching artists residing in King County, WA
Compensation: $14,000