Thursday, May 26, 2011

MoCada Apprenticeship Program

MoCADA Apprenticeship Program

MoCADA Apprenticeship Program (MAP)
MAP is a two-week art intensive summer program designed to enhance 15 students’creative skills by immersing them in a college-level fine arts environment. In partnership with the Art Department at Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, MAP offers support on all levels, including portfolio building, networking and studio instruction. MAP is a new initiative that seeks to ensure that young artists of African descent have the support, skills, relationships, and experiences necessary for pursuing a bachelors degree in the fine arts, and ultimately joining the long legacy of Brooklyn-based artists of African descent.

Cultivating the next generation of visual artists of African descent
MAP is a new initiative, spearheaded by Ruby Amanze, as a way to address the lack of racial and class diversity in college-level arts programs. MoCADA is proud to provide young visual art students of African descent with a six-week program that will prepare them for a bright future in the arts. Through building relationships with teaching artists, MAP offers support on all levels, including portfolio building, networking, and studio instruction. Furthering MoCADA’s mission, MAP seeks to deepen participating students’ understanding of contemporary African Diasporan art through lectures and site visits to artists’ studios, galleries, and museums.

Studio workshops will take place in the art studios at:

Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus
1 University Plaza, Corner of Dekalb and Flatbush Avenues in Downtown Brooklyn.

AM Session 9AM-12PM   |   PM Session 1PM-4PM
Artists must register for both sessions.


Transportation and lunch will be provided. Limited space available. For consideration students will need to submit a letter of recommendation and a personal statement of interest. Digital work samples are accepted for review, but are not mandatory for admission. For more information or to register a student contact:

Ruby Amanze at 718.230.0492 x 115< or
Fatima Kafele at 718.488.4014 or

Funding made possible by:

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