Resources tagged "Year-Round"


Arts for LA: Arts Advocacy Toolkit

Arts for LA is a non profit that advocates for greater investment in the arts and arts education in Los Angeles County.

Arts for LA has an excellent advocacy toolkit for anyone to use on their website. It includes tips for organizing meetings, campaign planning, and even questions to ask candidates running for school boards and city government.

Click here for the resource toolkit.


ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center’s educational media arm. They support arts-based student learning and their collection of free digital resources includes lesson plans, video clips, audio stories, and interactive online modules.

California Arts Education Association

This webpage links you to a number of other art education resources for lesson plans, assessment ideas, and more!

HIRE LA’s Youth / Summer Youth Employment Program

Deadline: Rolling

HIRE LA’s Youth is a program endorsed by Mayor Eric Garcetti designed to put L.A. youth to work and put them on the path to becoming lifetime earners. Once enrolled, youth can sign up for Job Skills Workshops, held all around the city, and earn their Work Readiness Certificate to make them more competitive for a job. HIRE LA’s Youth also administers the Summer Youth Employment Program.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 14-24 years old
  • Resident of the City of Los Angeles
  • Family meets low-income criteria or receives public assistance; OR foster youth; OR homeless
  • Right to work in the U.S.

APPLY: Enroll online for access to workshops and certification sessions

Incredible Art Department

The oldest art education website out there, Incredible Art Department provides a vast array of resources, from lesson plans and art curriculum to examples of exemplary art education and an “Art Teacher Toolkit.”

L.A. County Earn & Learn

Deadline: Rolling

Earn and Learn is L.A. County’s youth jobs program, providing paid work experience during the summer and year-round, including on-the-job training and personal enrichment training. Different programs available depending on if candidate is CalWORKs or in foster care. See website for details.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • L.A. County Resident
  • CalWORKs recipient ages 16-18; OR foster youth ages 14-21
  • Right to work in the U.S.

APPLY: Complete the Online Application Form. Applicants will be selected randomly through a lottery.

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Not only is The Getty an excellent field trip destination, but their education department provides a variety of high quality resources to explore the arts within your classroom. On their website, you can access Common Core-aligned lessons as well as get tips for incorporating art-based lessons into your curriculum.

The Music Center

Venice Arts Advanced Studies Internship

Deadline: Rolling; first-come, first-available basis

The Venice Arts Internship Program was created to provide talented, responsible low-income teenagers enrolled in Venice Arts Advanced Studies programs an opportunity to learn about the education, experience, and skills required to work in creative industries. This career development training program includes internship placements at Venice Arts and in a creative business in the local area. An interest in pursuing an advanced degree in the arts, or working in a creative field, is not a requirement for participation: simply a commitment to your own learning and growth! For more information, see the program overview and application form, or contact Brigid McCaffrey at (310) 392-0846.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 14-18 years of age
  • Be from a low-income family, as determined at registration
  • Have participated for at least one session in Venice Arts’ Advanced Studies Track
  • Have demonstrated responsibility (for example, regularly attended your workshops at Venice Arts, helped with exhibits or class set-up, etc.)
  • Show a spirit of initiative
  • Are available to intern at least 4 hours per week after school
  • Have the approval of your parent/guardian

APPLY: Download the application form and instructions online. Application can be emailed, mailed or dropped off in person.