ArtsBridge application deadline approaching

Amy Siebels

The deadline is approaching for students interested in ArtsBridge this academic year. Applications are now available from program coordinator Jasmine Yep in Sampson House, the building across from the Rec Center. Completed applications are due Monday, Nov. 29 at 5 p.m. in Yep’s office.
The application is simple and includes spaces to name two faculty references, describe any past teaching experience, select a preferred age group, and briefly propose a project that explains the workshop topic and how the lessons would use the arts to enhance learning in another subject area.
Once all forms are in, applicants will undergo a screening process that will include recommendations from faculty members familiar with the student’s work.
Candidates will be notified of their acceptance by e-mail on Dec. 10. They will attend four orientation sessions of one and a half hours each during the first and second weeks of winter term. Students can then begin teaching as soon as Jan. 18.
ArtsBridge operates on the semester system of its partnership schools in Appleton, so all projects will last from January to June. Each participant must teach 25 hours over the course of about 20 weeks. Most projects will require three to four hours of work per week, including preparation time, planning, and one and a half to two hours of teaching.
Up to 14 scholars will be selected. Each will receive a “project stipend,” a one-time award. Past ArtsBridge stipends have been between $1,000 and $1,500.
Questions should be addressed to Yep at x6523 or jasmine.yep@lawrence.edu. Students are also welcome to stop by the Sampson House office.

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