Here at 3things we’re all about drawing on our creativity to create real change. Whether that looks like hijacking fashion to protect the environment, or exploiting digital animation to fight world hunger, we aim to use what’s in our hands to achieve what’s on our hearts. And we think it’s brilliant.
But, when you’re still in high school, this whole practice might seem a little far-fetched. A little out of reach. A little undoable.
“Using my artiness to change the world sounds amazing,” you say, “but I don’t even know where to start!”
This is a legitimate predicament. Where do you start? The art world is not exactly known for its ease of access. Sometime it’s hard enough just finding a door, let alone getting a foot in there.
Well, for you art-loving Sydney-siders, we’ve got good news. We’ve stumbled upon an opportunity that will not only open a door into the industry, but blow it so far open you could drive a whole school bus of art students through.
The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) is calling for all art enthusiasts between the ages of 12-18 to apply for the 2012 MCA Youth Committee. If you’ve been dying to get some experience in the art industry, then this is for you. The MCA Youth Committee is your chance to help run events, workshops, and other activities for young people at the MCA. You’ll also play a key role in the coordination of generationext – a free festival-style event for high schoolers that happens 6 times each year.
You’ll meet other young people as wild about art as you are, develop your leadership skills and access exclusive parties! Whoah!
For those who are more interested in the marketing/signage/promotion/getting-up-at-assembly-and-drawing-attention-to-yourself side of things, you can also get involved by applying to become a 2012 MCA Youth Connector. You’ll basically be an official spokeperson for the MCA amongst Sydney high schools. Oh, and you also get access to the exclusive parties. Heck yes.
For more info on both these positions, check out the MCA website.
Applications close on Sunday the 12th of Feburary, 2012.
PS: If you’re not in Sydney, does your nearest art gallery have something similar happening? If not, can you sneakily suggest that they do???