Creators Studio

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MCA Denver's Creators Studio

 

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The MCA Denver Creators Studio Program is a collaborative, 7-week, paid internship experience for young adults ages 18-26. 

This is a cohort-based program that brings together professional artists and young creators to build community and connections within the Denver art scene. All participants will receive creative training, entrepreneurial development, and mentorship from some of the city’s leading creatives. Additional discipline-specific training will also be provided in one of two learning tracks: visual arts or creative exploration. At the end of the program, participants will engage in a public forum to present what they learned as a final creative pitch.

Participants will meet on Saturdays from 9AM-5PM at the Holiday Theater. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

This program is made possible through the generosity of Amie Knox.

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This is a cohort-based program that brings together professional artists and young creators to build community and connections within the Denver art scene. All participants will receive creative training, entrepreneurial development, and mentorship from some of the city’s leading creatives. Additional discipline-specific training will also be provided in one of two learning tracks: visual arts or creative exploration. At the end of the program, participants will engage in a public forum to present what they learned as a final creative pitch.

 

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The visual arts track is for young visual artists who are interested in learning about discipline-specific opportunities, including creating a portfolio, connecting with visual art spaces, and finding collaborative opportunities in Denver and beyond.

The visual arts track is for young visual artists who are interested in learning about discipline-specific opportunities, including creating a portfolio, connecting with visual art spaces, and finding collaborative opportunities in Denver and beyond.

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The creative exploration track is a cross-disciplinary opportunity for young creatives who are interested in defining their practice, exploring creative career paths, and connecting with other creative working professionals.

The creative exploration track is a cross-disciplinary opportunity for young creatives who are interested in defining their practice, exploring creative career paths, and connecting with other creative working professionals.

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Both tracks will receive entrepreneurial development training, which includes business modeling, strategic management, principles of accounting, marketing, promotion, and pitching.

Both tracks will receive entrepreneurial development training, which includes business modeling, strategic management, principles of accounting, marketing, promotion, and pitching.

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Dates of Internship

  • June 4
  • June 11
  • June 18
  • June 25
  • July 9
  • July 16
  • July 23 (Presentation Day)
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Typical Day Schedule

  • 9AM-12PM: Entrepreneurial Development
  • 12-1PM: Lunch
  • 1-2PM: Small group mentoring session
  • 2-5PM: Individual track breakout
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Creators Studio Applicants must:

  • Be a Denver resident. This includes the following 6 counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, and Jefferson.
  • Be between the ages of 18-26
  • Have a high school diploma/GED (2022 graduating seniors are eligible as this is a summer program.)
  • Be interested in exploring visual arts or the creative space in general
  • Be available for all of the internship dates and final presentation
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Application Process

  • Applicants will apply through the MCA website
  • Once applications close, they will be reviewed.
  • After review, select applicants will be asked to do a brief virtual interview members of the Programming team