Designing Creative Futures 2022
“All this time I’ve had all this passion, but I didn’t know how or where to start.
This program has really helped me pursue my dream.”
-Felicita, Designing Creative Futures Participant, San Diego
Designing Creative Futures is a job training internship program initiated by California Lawyers for the Arts, for formerly incarcerated Los Angeles and San Diego County residents who wish to pursue careers in the arts. This four month program offers the unique opportunity for returning residents to work closely with arts organizations through paid, part-time internships. Participants will learn a variety of skills associated with careers in the arts and gain mentorship from people who are leaders in their respective fields.
From July through October of 2022, participants will be placed with collaborating organizations based on the participants’ interests and the organizations’ needs. Over the span of those four months, participants will have the opportunity to engage and gain mentorship from the organization’s staff in a range of careers -- from teaching artists to technical roles and nonprofit arts administration. Throughout the internship period, participants will receive support and guidance from an education/ career counselor to assist in securing full-time, permanent employment and/or further educational opportunities and a social services specialist. Additionally, participants will have access to monthly job readiness, professional development, communication and conflict resolution training provided by California Lawyers for the Arts.
DCF Los Angeles: Toyin Moses, Program Manager, email@example.com
DCF San Diego: Morgan Mandalay, Program Manager, Morgan.firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is made possible through grants from the Our Town and Locals programs of the National Endowment for the Arts, the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture,the County of San Diego, the Conrad Prebys Foundation and the Art For Justice Fund, a sponsored project of the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors.