2017 NAAM Youth Curators and mentors
2018 Youth Curators Project
My Take: No Place Like Here
Over twelve sessions, Youth Curators will gain an understanding for sense of place and will find inspiration in the elegant photography of Al Smith, Sr. For more than four decades, Smith was a master at capturing the pulse of Seattle’s African American community. Partners at Youth in Focus will offer instruction and technical practice for digital photography to capture images as a mode of communication and critiques that are shaped through intentional visual storytelling to depict the authenticity of Seattle’s Central Area.
The Youth Curator project culminates in a gallery exhibition at NAAM and will extend its outreach to include an installation of selected works at the Museum of History & Industry for the exhibition, Seattle on the Spot: The Photographs of Al Smith
- 14- 18 yrs old
- Twelve- 2 hour Saturday sessions begin in January 13, 2018, 11:00 am- 1:00 pm
- Earn school service hours
- $250 stipend
- NAAM membership
The project becomes a gallery installation at NAAM.
Application Deadline: December 22, 2017
About NAAM Youth Curators Program
The Dr. Carver Gayton Youth Curator Program at the Northwest African American Museum introduces youth to the philosophy and practices of museum work through creative, community engaged projects on timeless and contemporary topics.
Youth Curators gain social skills, learn and understand new concepts and develop artistic expression. NAAM celebrates tradition, art, and history and in doing so, supports opportunities for youth to share their accomplishments, passions and concerns.
For questions about the program, contact:
Stephanie Johnson-Toliver, Project Manager: email@example.com
Eve Sanford, Education & Public Programs Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Major support for the Youth Curator Program provided by KeyBank Foundation.
Exciting news about the NAAM Youth Curators Program!
We are happy to announce that NAAM Youth Curators Program was awarded the 2017 Teeny Award for Best Youth Engagement Program by TeenTix. Thanks TeenTix for this great honor!
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