QUAD CITIES (February 8, 2019) — Applications are now open for the 2019 Quad City Arts Metro Arts Youth Apprenticeship program.

Metro Arts is a community arts program that brings together artistically-talented young adults and professional local artists to create public works of art to beautify the Quad Cities. These paid apprenticeships offer students the opportunity to advance their artistic and professional skills in a work environment while making a positive impact on their community.

Application Deadline: March 1

All students aged 15-21 are eligible to apply. A letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor is required. Apprentices are selected through an application and interview process. Following the application deadline, interviews will be conducted in March and April.

Spring projects will occur in late April and May. Summer projects take place June 10 — June 11.

Spring 2019 Projects:

  • Mural in Bettendorf
  • Mural in Rock Island Summer

2019 Projects:

  • Mural in Davenport
  • Mural in Rock Island
  • Sculpture/mixed-media project at the Figge
  • Street Art Project in Bettendorf
  • Photography in Milan
  • Improv Comedy group in Rock Island

For more information, and to apply, visit: www.quadcityarts.com.

Metro Arts 2019 projects are sponsored by the City of Bettendorf, the City of Rock Island, Friendship Manor, the Downtown Davenport Partnership, and the Quad City Symphony Orchestra. Additional support is provided by grants from the Grant W. and Viriginia M. Brissman Foundation, and John Deere.

About Quad City Arts

Quad City Arts is a nonprofit local arts agency dedicated to enriching the quality of life in the Quad City region through the arts. Quad City Arts programs are funded in part by Festival of Trees, Quad City Arts Partners, and operating grants from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

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