The City of Ojai Arts Commission is accepting applications for students who wish to participate in the 2017 Arts/Ojai Artists Mentor Program. This is the fifth year for the successful program which pairs working artists with students for a summer internship.
“Last year we selected four Ojai artists for the mentoring program,” said Ojai Arts Commissioner Michael Addison. “After the great success of last year’s program the City has graciously increased our budget enabling the expansion of this year’s program to include five artist mentor positions.”
In addition to City funds allocated for the project, additional funds will again be granted by the Ojai Education Foundation.
Each student commits to a minimum of 50 hours of one-on-one instruction over the internship and works with a mentor to prepare work for an exhibit or performance at City Hall in the fall.
The City is looking for students from Ojai public and private schools. Each applicant will be asked to chose which artist they wish to work with and why. The students will again be chosen on the basis of their application and recommendations of their instructors.
Contact: City Arts Commissioner Michael Addison