Breaking Barriers Latinx Youth Conference
Saturday, February 9, 2019
10AM-6PM | Free, Register on Eventbrite
You are invited to Breaking Barriers/ Rompiendo Barreras, a day dedicated to our Latinx Youth where our caminantes, young community artists and cultural activists will facilitate an exploration of the powerful idea of Breaking Barriers. What does that mean to our youth? How can we build resilience, honor our hopes and dreams and achieve equal access and representation?
We will use art, community, reflection and musical inspiration (Live Music by the Tiarra Girls @ 5PM) as our tools to Break the Barriers down!
Want to Apply and Be Part of Caminos?
Caminos is an immersive paid fellowship empowering Austin-area Teens to carve their own path in the creative arts. For a period of 12 months, students will be actively engaged in the various elements of our program: working with ESB-MACC professionals on-site, 1-on-1 artist mentorships, assignments with community organizations, participation in relevant workshops, and cultural events. This process concludes with the execution of student-led collaborative projects under the guidance of accomplished creative professionals.
Keeping that in mind, it is important for the ideal candidate to be passionate and curious about pursuing a career in the creative fields (Fine Arts, Audiovisual Arts, Media, Technology, etc.). It is also important that the student demonstrates an interest in Latinx social/cultural issues, is trustworthy, and motivated to explore their potential growth as a vibrant member of our community. By the time students graduate from our program, they will have accumulated valuable working experience at our state-of-the-art facility while developing authentic relationships with a roster of outstanding creative professionals.
Applicants should be high school students who are interested in pursuing a career in the creative industries while exploring Latinx cultural issues. Applications for the 2019 Caminos class will be open starting on September 15th. Click here for eligibility requirements and download an application today!