For over 15 years, ArtWorks for Milwaukee has been hiring teens for extraordinary internship opportunities. Over 1,000 teens have participated in arts-based internships with ArtWorks since 2001.
Doubling the Number of Teens We Serve
For many years, we regularly received over 400 applications for fewer than 50 positions. In 2012, ArtWorks developed an expanded program model to quadruple the number of interns we serve and provide a more robust workforce development experience through a graduated internship opportunities.
In 2013, ArtWorks was selected as a pilot participation of the pilot of Beyond the Bell's Youth Program Quality Assessment.
ArtWorks for Milwaukee was nominated as one of three finalists for the 2012 PNC Trailblazer award at LISC Milwaukee's 13th annual MANDI awards. The PNC Trailblazer award recognizes an organization that demonstrates an innovative approach to a community problem.
In 2012, ArtWorks was named as a finalist for the National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Awards, the nation's highest honor for out-of-school arts and humanities programs.
Watch ArtWorks for Milwaukee's nomination video from the 13th annual MANDI Awards.
L to R - Malik, Amelia, Cameron, Jesusita, Mayor Tom Barrett, County Chair Marina Dimitrivijevic, Kevin, State Rep. Josh Zepnick, Jordan, and Lead Artist Philip Atilano at the unveiling of our Layton Boulevard West Mural project, September 2013.