January/February 2022 Creative Youth Opportunities

Creative Youth Opps

We're excited to share a full list of youth opportunities with the TeenTix community!

This list was compiled by TeenTix alum and current Partnerships, Education, and Grants Manager at the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Ashraf Hasham. Thank you Ashraf for compiling these great opportunities for young people!

Check back each month for opportunities and updates like these that might be relevant to you and your interests!

Scholarships:

  • College Success Foundation has three (3) scholarships whose application cycles just opened on December 1st, 2021, and close on January 1st, 2022: Leadership 1000, Governors for Foster Youth, and the Martin Luther King Jr Scholarship Fund. More information on this PowerPoint!
  • If you’re an SPS student, you prolly already know: this is the final month for Seattle Public School seniors to apply for the Seattle Promise Scholarship. Seattle Promise provides up to 90 credits of free tuition at North, Central or South Seattle College. Through Seattle Promise, students can complete a transfer degree or a professional technical program. All Seattle Public School Class of 2022 graduates are eligible, regardless of GPA, income, ability, or country of birth. The deadline for seniors graduating with the Class of 2022 is February 1st, 2022 to fill out BOTH of these: Seattle Promise Applications here. And Seattle Colleges Application for Fall 2022 Here.
  • The Seattle Public Library Foundation’s Stim Bullitt Civic Courage Scholarship is open for submissions. $10,000 in post-secondary school scholarship money will be split between three worthy essayists (one winner earns $5,000 and two runners-up win $2,500). Find basic details at this link. Application deadline March 15th, 2022.

Fellowships:

  • Seattle Opera, in partnerships with Seattle Symphony, Pacific Northwest Ballet, King FM, and Seattle University, is accepting applications for the 2022/23 Seattle Arts Fellowship. The year-long, paid fellowship ($50k/annually) is for arts administrators of color who are early in their career or considering a career change. Positions available include Broadcasting, Production, Education and Community Engagement. Applications close on February 27th, 2022.
  • RVC is accepting applications for its next cohort of Community Impact Fellows! Rooted in Vibrant Communities (RVC)’s Community Impact Fellowship Program places talented leaders of color in a two-year full-time position at local grassroots organizations led by communities of color. Fellows bring the experience, passion, and talent — RVC pays a biweekly stipend ($25/hr), benefits, and provide ongoing professional development training. Apply here, or nominate a fellow. Priority Deadline: February 14th, 2022. Standard Deadline: February 28th, 2022

For young [Black] entrepreneurs:

  • BUILD206 has launched the #BUILDBlackWealth Initiative is the Incubator Program that will be injecting funding into the Black community by supporting 20 Black-led businesses/organizations with $1,000 to help them grow and sustain. This program is open to all Black-led businesses and organizations located in King County. The application is open until February 2nd, 2022. There is no age limit to apply - all are encouraged to apply.

Paid Internships/Job Opportunities

  • Digital Production Lab Spring 2022 - Call for Applications: Calling all young creatives! The Vera Project is seeking applicants for Digital Production Lab, a free, multi-month media production career training program for youth ages 15-24. Program participants get hands-on experience in audio, video, and design production; opportunities to meet with diverse artists and industry leaders; and direct access to paid production work with local organizations. Learn more + apply here by February 2nd, 2022.
  • Applications for KEXP’s internship program are open! KEXP’s internship program seeks to provide interns from historically under-invited and under-represented communities with hands-on experience in the nonprofit arts sector. Expect a 6-month term that begins mid-April and ends in November; 15 hours/week (450 hours total); $22/hour for all internships. Currently, all internships are hybrid. Internships are open to anyone 16 or older, regardless of current or completed education. Applications close February 15th at 11:59 p.m. PST.
  • YMCA’s latest Hot Jobs for entry level gigs here!

Executive Coaching Video Series for Students!

  • Setup for Your Step-Up: Facilitated by Boston-based arts leader and Bloomberg Arts Internship (BAI) program partner, Muadi Dibinga, this 5-part series and accompanying workbook provides tips and tricks for young people looking to set themselves up for personal and professional success. Check out their YouTube playlist! Tap in if you dare.

Leadership Opportunities

  • You’re invited to join the Racism Is A Public Health Crisis Gathering Collaborative, a group of community members that will take part in a community designed and led process to equitably spend $25 million of federal funds that starts to undo the harms of racism compounded by the pandemic, influence the County's next budget cycle, and establish a longer-term vision for King County to become an anti-racist government. The Gathering Collaborative seeks community members who can uplift and share the wisdom of their communities, center those most harmed by racism, and exercise Black and Indigenous power. Members of the Gathering Collaborative will strive to make a generational impact, build community-to-community capacity, and institutionalize how King County builds trustworthiness and shares power and resources with Black, Indigenous, and other People of Color communities. If you are interested in joining the Gathering Collaborative, share your interest and priorities by filling out this form.
  • Viets for Afghans needs communications/social media support! Viets for Afghans is a dynamic, fast-growing grassroots coalition mobilizing Vietnamese people and allies to help Afghan refugees. We have a need for support with various communications needs, from writing press releases and marketing materials for our various projects and strategy to creating and publishing content to our social media accounts. If you understand the fundamentals of social media, including optimizing content for the various platforms and increasing engagement, we would love your help. For more info or to help hit up [email protected].
  • The City of Seattle is now accepting youth ages 18-19 for the Indigenous Advisory Council. Help advice on the City of Seattle's policies and practices in relation to the Indigenous community! https://www.seattle.gov/neighborhoods/indigenous-advisory-council

For educators who work with youth:

  • Would you like to participate in a focus group about STEM + Art and receive $150? If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the stArt Exploring virtual focus group, Friday, February 25th, 2022 at 2:30-4:30 p.m. PST, here's a link to a registration form. There’s room for up to 20 classroom educators and out-of-school time providers who work with children grades K-5th or ages 5-11. Priority will be given to educators and youth development professionals working in South King County. Participants will be given a $150 honorarium. Confirmations and more information will be sent by February 11th, 2022. For questions or referrals, please reach out to [email protected]

Still relevant from last month:

  • Announcing the Environmental Justice (EJ) Video Challenge for Students from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA): The goals of the Challenge are to Inspire students at accredited colleges and universities in the U.S. and its territories to work directly with communities in the identification and characterization of EJ challenges using data and publicly available tools, and to help communities address EJ challenges and/or vulnerabilities to environmental and public health hazards using data and publicly available tools. In Phase 1, students will submit a video that demonstrates innovative approaches to identify and characterize an EJ issue(s) in a community using data and publicly available tools. Challenge participants will have a chance to win up to $20,000, as well as other additional benefits. Details on Phase 2 of the challenge will be shared at a later date. Phase 1 submissions are due April 1st, 2022 by 11:59 p.m. ET. Learn more about EPA’s challenges & prizes program.
  • King County Youth Resource List: https://youthresources.kingcounty.gov/
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