Youth Artist Capital: YOUTH Application

Deadline July 15, 2024

Youth Artist Capital is a two-week intensive for 10 youth artists ages 16-25 in East Portland, East Multnomah County, and/or North Clackamas County (you!) as part of the Youth Voice, Youth Vote Participatory Budget project with Portland’5 Centers for the Arts. You will be paid and paired with an artist mentor. The mentorship will support your social, cultural, and economic artist capital. You will learn how to practice your art, market your art, network in Portland’s art world, apply for art grants or school, and more. At the end of the 2 weeks, you will showcase your art, skills you learned or improved, and what art means to you. This showcase will be a public event at the Winningstad Theatre. Applications and interviews will be reviewed on a rolling basis until Monday, July 15, 2024. Youth under 18 years old will be required to provide their legal caregiver’s contact information to fill out additional forms. 


Required Dates: 
  • Saturday, August 24, 2024 from 12:00PM to 10:00PM for artist lecture at the Winningstad Theatre
  • Meetings will be Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays, Thursday from 5:00PM to 9:00PM, and Sunday evenings starting August 5 to August 18. In-person at Portland’5 (1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97205).
  • Must be between the ages of 16-25
  • Must live, work, pray, or go to school, in East Portland, East Multnomah County, and/or North Clackamas County
  • This project prioritizes underserved youth including but not limited to Black youth, indigenous youth, youth of color, youth impacted by incarceration, deportation, and detention, youth facing housing and food insecurity, disabled youth, and LGBTQIA+ youth.
  • Youth will received a total stipend of $1,750 upon completion | a rate of $35 per hour for 50 hours
  • A W-9 form is required to participate and receive the stipend.

To Apply:

For more information on Youth Voice, Youth Vote PB visit:
About Portland’5 Department of Culture and Community: We initiate socially, culturally, and politically relevant programming by rooting ourselves and our decision-making processes within our local communities.This involves shifting power internally and distributing power externally to those who’ve been historically and systematically exploited and excluded in the public arts.We believe that the arts have always been steered by these communities as an act of revival and resistance. We honor these histories through our programming in- and outside the theaters.
Questions? Email our Youth Arts & Culture Intern Paola De La Cruz at OR call/text at 503-735-5945
Note: Portland’5 Youth Arts & Culture program prioritizes those who’ve been historically and systematically excluded in the Arts & Theater such as but not limited to those impacted by incarceration, deportation, detention, housing insecurity, food insecurity,  anti-Transgender, and anti-Blackness.


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