I am writing on behalf of Arts for Humanity!, a local arts outreach organization that serves at risk youth, people with disabilities, and seniors through programs in the visual and performing arts. Our extensive Internship Program trains the next generation of community leaders by providing opportunities in the arts and social service. Interns assist Arts for Humanity! in many ways, as teachers, artists, performers, photographers, videographers, and with development, outreach, PR, and marketing, These special students enrich themselves while changing the lives of others. Attached are documents about the local non profit agencies we serve and the many opportunities available.
Founded in 1997, Arts for Humanity! is a Santa Barbara based non-profit that empowers low income at-risk youth, persons with disabilities, and the elderly through participatory performing and visual arts programs. In partnership with talented student interns, local artists, and community organizations, Arts for Humanity! cultivates creativity and gives a voice to the underserved. Our transformational arts programs bridge generational, social, and economic divides to make the arts accessible to all. Arts for Humanity! believes in a world where the arts are integral to our lives, where we celebrate both our differences and our commonality through the power of the arts.
Through our Internship Program in conjunction with our Community Expressive Arts Program, student interns gain invaluable hands-on training and leadership experience. Interns can earn up to 4 units of credit for their work with Arts for Humanity!.
Arts for Humanity! programs provide unique learning opportunities for our interns, and exciting art opportunities for our constituents; students eager to express themselves through the arts. Please let us know if you are interested in filling any of these openings. Currently, we have opportunities for interns to work as artist/facilitators at the following facilities:
Are you interested in learning to teach Art, Dance or Drama – the following artist/facilitator positions are available:
S.B. Housing Authority – Assist teaching an Art Class to youth, the following dates are available: (ride available with our fellow intern)
Mondays once or twice a month from 5:00 – 7:00pm
Boys & Girls Club – West Campus at El Devereux, (very near campus)
Thursdays 1.5 hour class, any time slot between 2:30 – 6:00pm.
Westside Boys & Girls Club,
Flexible re: day of the week – between 3:00-4:30 pm
IV Teen Center (very near campus)
Any day Monday -Thursday, 1.5 hour class, between 4:00 – 6:00pm
Transition Program (for teens with developmental disabilities)
Mondays – 9:45-10:30 at San Marcos High School
Wednesdays – 12:45-2:00 at SBCC
Garden Court, Art Class for Senior Citizens
Fridays, 3pm – 4:30
Also, let us know if you would like to help out behind the scenes of the non profit world in areas such as PR and Marketing, photography, videography, and development.
Contact Creative/Executive Director, Karsen Lee Gould at the contact info below