ArtWorks for Milwaukee

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Industry Non-Profit
Location Milwaukee, WI, United States
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Introduction ArtWorks for Milwaukee is a 501(c)3 that creates paid internships in arts-based programs for Milwaukee high school students, with and without disabilities, who face the following barriers to employability: • Underperformance in school • Disabilities • Lack of resources and mentors These internships are designed to teach critical 21st Century soft employability skills youth will need in order to find future employment success in any industry, as well as expose them to realistic workplace expectations, processes and procedures. We use the arts to engage youth that might otherwise be difficult to reach, in a creative, non-traditional ways. Our interns earn wages for performing meaningful work under the guidance of a Lead Artist. The Lead Artist is hired on a contractual basis to guide them in the creation of visual, literary or multimedia artwork. Our interns do not need prior artistic ability to participate in our programs.