The MassHire Cape & Islands Workforce Board (CIWB) is thrilled to announce that the ArtWorks program will be entering its 25th year! This program has long provided students in grades 10-12 the unique opportunity to explore the creative economy through hands-on learning. We are looking forward to this monumental year!

ArtWorks is a Connecting Activities initiative with local artists and schools in which students are placed in a 40-hour internship with local artist mentors throughout Cape Cod. Through this partnership, Cape Cod artists play a significant role in mentoring and exposing students to the creative economy within the region. Students receive tailored instruction and encouragement in their chosen medium. They grow as artists, but also as individuals through exposure to professional studios, working artists, and preparing for an end of year exhibit showcasing their art. They build self esteem, self confidence, and soft skills that transfers beyond their art to the rest of their lives.

Resources and Information

ArtWorks Brochure
ArtWorks Info Sessions
ArtWorks Student Application 2021-2022

Interview with artist, Debra Colligan.

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