How To Apply

A youth artist holds a paintbrush to a colorful mural.

Want to leave your mark in your community? Become a Groundswell youth artist. Groundswell has many opportunities to become involved that open up several times a year. Below are our current applications, and you can learn more about being a Groundswell youth artist here.

 

Many of our programs meet at Groundswell's studio: 540 President Street, Suite 1A, Brooklyn, NY 11215. To get to our office, take the R train to Union Street.

 

Portfolio Development

 

Groundswell's Portfolio Development Program is an opportunity for students from underrepresented backgrounds to create dynamic artwork for college admission and scholarships by learning fundamental studio skills, and exploring their personal voice as artists. They'll also have an opportunity to go on college visits, meet with college representatives, go on field trips, document/edit their work, and meet artists and designers. All supplies and snacks provided!

Fall Session (Ages 16-19)

The program meets every Monday from 4-7 pm, October 23 to December 15. Attendance and full participation is required. Applications are due October 4.

 

Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship

 

Groundswell's TEMA (Teen Empowerment Mural Apprenticeship) program is an opportunity for students to create a large-scale mural collaboratively with Groundswell artists and community partners. They will together research, design and paint a work of public art! You don't have to be experienced to join the program, you just have to be interested in art, community, and social justice! Participants receive all art materials, field trips opportunities and snacks!

Tuesday Session (Ages 14-17)

The program meets every Tuesday from 4-7 pm, October 24 to March 30. First day Orientation is Saturday October 21! Attendance and full participation is required. Applications are due October 4.

Wednesday Session (Ages 16-19)

The program meets every Wednesday from 4-7 pm, November 1 to March 30. First day Orientation is Saturday October 21! Attendance and full participation is required. Applications are due October 4.