☐ Complete the ArtLab Application Form.
☐ Send the ArtLab Recommendation Form to your teacher for completion (you will receive the link in your email once you complete the application).PlatteForum staff will not consider incomplete and/or late applications.
email or call 303.893.0791 Amanda Flores for more information.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR ARTLAB?
Any student can apply who is a freshman or sophomore, currently in school and has at least 2.5 years of school remaining before their anticipated graduation.
WHO GETS CHOSEN FOR ARTLAB?
Students are accepted based on their need for the program in their lives and ability to commit long term and year round to the program. Once selected, students remain in ArtLab until the summer after they graduate high school.
WHAT HAPPENS IN ARTLAB?
ArtLab youth work side by side with professional artists to create several bodies of work annually, which may be professionally presented to the public. With the opportunity to work with a variety of artists, students are exposed to diverse genres such as sculpture, painting, theater, filmmaking, street art, choreography, music, photography, poetry and more. Youth create and present major artistic works relating to issues in their lives and communities and participate in service-learning projects. Students are also provided personalized planning support to reach their goals after high school. ArtLab students are offered academic support and post-secondary mentorship.
WHAT IF I’M NOT AN ARTIST?
Our definition of art is broad – you could be interested in dance, music, design, theatre, fashion, and other art mediums – we want to support how any of these practices can share and support your voice. The purpose of ArtLab is to challenge yourself.
WHEN DOES ARTLAB MEET AND FOR HOW LONG?
During the school year, ArtLab meets every Saturday at PlatteForum from 10–1PM. In the summer we meet Monday through Thursday from 10-3PM. We also take time off for holidays and school breaks.
WHERE IS PLATTEFORUM?
PlatteForum is in the RiNo Arts District of Denver. Our address is 2400 Curtis Street.
HOW MANY INTERNS ARE IN ARTLAB?
ArtLab is composed of 15 interns. As students graduate from high school, openings are available for new students. ArtLab accepts applications every fall semester to fill those openings.
HOW MUCH DOES THE INTERNSHIP PAY?
ArtLab Interns are paid are paid hourly during the academic year and in the summer.
WHY? Because we believe we can achieve social change through art and love. 🙂