Summer Arts Apprenticeship Program

Location:  Chicago, IL
Project Description: 

Street-Level's annual Summer Arts Apprenticeship Program (SAAP) is an intensive media arts internship program for youth ages 14 to 19. In SAAP youth: work with artist mentors to strengthen their skills in audio production, video production, graphic design, or photography; produce original work based on a theme that explores social, cultural, and political issues relevant to their lives; and collaborate to design and install a group exhibition at the end of the program. Program activities include classroom learning, media lab time, field trips, and one-on-one mentoring sessions with adult media artists. SAAP also emphasizes the collaborative process and creative exchange between youth artists and their mentors, as well as the youth artists and their peers.