The Arts & Business Program is a job (not a drop-in program) in which participants work on real-life art & design projects for clients and the community.  Participants must be able to commit to working 10 hours per week during the school year (Monday through Thursday, 3:30 to 6 pm), and 20 hours per week during the summer (Monday through Thursday, 1 to 6 pm).  You do not need previous art or design experience to join the program – just the ability to be here during program hours and a willingness to learn!  You will start earning an educational stipend after 72 hours of unpaid community service.

Prospective Arts & Business participants should contact us using the form below or at 401-767-2100 to set up a tour and interview.  Tours are led by current youth participants and typically last 20-30 minutes, and can be scheduled during program hours (Monday through Thursday, 3:30 to 6 pm, with the exception of school holidays).  Parents and guardians are welcome to join the tour, but we ask that they are not present during the interview.  (Please note – you must schedule a tour in advance – unfortunately, drop-in tours cannot be accommodated.)

After completing the tour and interview, your name will be added to program wait list.  The Arts & Business Program is first come, first served – we will call you when your name is next on the list.  This can take between a few months to a year, so it’s a good idea to call 401-767-2100 or email info@riverzedgearts.org to check your spot and let us know you’re still interested.  Please be sure to contact us with any phone number or email address changes so we’re able to get in touch when there’s an opening!


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