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Digital Journeys

Digital Journeys is a mentorship Program for youth that have are committed to learning what it takes to be a creative digital art maker.  As a participant of this program you will receive 20 - 40 hours of individualized support in one or more art forms between August 2017 and April 2018.




You will also be expected to participate in 2 or more large group gatherings where you will share ideas and talk about your art work as it develops.




You will also have opportunities to visit other arts organizations, museums, and arts events, 




Steps:



  1. Meet with project director Kristine Sorensen 

  2. Complete the Digital Journeys Pre-Survey

  3. Visit with your mentor and set a schedule

  4. Attend a fall gathering with other participants

  5. Learn & Create

  6. Present your draft art work to project Director Kristine Sorensen

  7. Go on field trips and group project activities

  8. Write an artist biography

  9. Write about your artwork 

  10. share your creations on a website

  11. Share at a group gathering

  12. Complete a post-survey

  13. Complete an exit interview






Web Portfolio


In return you will be expected to create a web portfolio that shows:



  • Examples of your best artwork

  • Artist Biography

  • Statement about your Artwork

  • Contact Information

  • Video interview




Questions


Please direct any questions you have directly to Kristine Sorensen at inprogress301@gmail.com or call 612-805-0514




Digital Journeys is limited to 20 participants and prioritizes youth that meet the following criteria:   



  • ages 13 - 18

  • poor or low income

  • youth of color

  • youth representing other underserved groups

  • youth living in the north end neighborhood of Saint Paul




In addition to the above criteria, the program requires a commitment to attending mentorship sessions and other scheduled events.  




This project is supported in 2017 by the FR Bigelow Foundation and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Arts Learning Program.