Digital Journeys is a mentorship program for youth that have are committed to learning what it takes to be a creative digital art maker. Participants of this program receive 20 - 40 hours of individualized support in the areas of photography, video or music. The program is dedicated to building the skills of newly developing artists, providing teaching and mentorship opportunities with professional artists and removing age, economic and cultural barriers to artistic development.
Becoming a Digital Journeys artist requires a commitment of time, dedication to learning ,and the willingness to share with others. If chose to participate, you can expect to do the following:
- Visit with our staff and sharing your interest in the program
- Spend up to 40 hours working with with one or more professionals on a series of artmaking activities
- Create a web portfolio that presents your skills as an artist
- Share your journey with others in the program
- Provide us with ideas for how you will lead and teach a next generation as you mature in the program
No experience is required. However, space is limited to 20 participants each year. Priority is typically given to those that:
- live in the north end neighborhood of Saint Paul
- are between the ages of 12 and 20
- identify as a minority within the larger community
- are low income or poor
- are lacking opportunity and access to artmaking opportunities
Digital Journeys is made possible through the generous support of the F.R. Bigelow Foundation, The Best Buy Children's Foundation and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council Arts Learning Program. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.