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How to Apply to CAC

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About Being a CAC Member

CAC Members will be placed in year-long residencies at community arts organizations in Baltimore City. Members will develop curriculum, teach classes & workshops, and assist in the evaluation of classes and programs. Members will provide outreach to potential program participants, publicize opportunities & events, and incorporate ongoing feedback from children served into program planning. Members will also assist in increasing volunteers and resources. Members will design and implement community & service learning projects that can include students and other members of the community. Members are required to have experience teaching art to youth in order to be considered. In your cover letter (and in the "Motivational Statement" section of the AmeriCorps application) please describe why you are specifically interested in CAC, and why you would like to be teaching art to youth in community settings.

CAC Member Application

Thank you for your interest in The Community Art Collaborative (CAC). CAC will be accepting applications for the 2017-18 program year in early May 2017. Please check back for more updates soon. Below is a description of the general application process. 

Please contact the CAC Program Manager, Sarah Edelsburg, with any questions:  We look forward to receiving your application!

Part 1:   Resume and Cover Letter

Part 2:  AmeriCorps Application

  • You will be asked to fill out an AmeriCorps application on AmeriCorps' website.  Link will be posted here in April 2017.
  • You can also fill out the AmeriCorps application in PDF form.  Here is the link to the AmeriCorp application in PDF form:  AmeriCorps PDF Application

Part 3: Digital Portfolio

  • 6-10 images of your art work, community art projects, teaching samples, and/or supplementary photographs. 
  • Please include captions for each photo/image. 
  • Please submit all the images as one PDF only! (Don't forget to include your name in the PDF.)

Part 4: Two References We Can Contact / Letters of Support

  • 1-2 Letters of support.  
  • Please include at least one professional or work related reference. 

Part 5:  Please send all required materials (Resume, Cover Letter, Application, Portfolio, and Reference Letter) in one email to with the subject line "CAC 2017-18 Application: Your Name."  No phone calls please. Finalists will be notified in mid to late June.  


  • Finalists will be asked to do some research on our Partner Organizations in preparation for an interview,  and should be available for an interview in person, by phone or by video conferencing in June and July.   
  • The AmeriCorps Service year commitment would begin the last week of August 2017, and run through August of the next year (August 2018).
  • CAC's program year is contingent on approval of funds from the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Community Art Collaborative is an AmeriCorps program funded in part by a grant from the Maryland Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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This page was last updated on 01/13/2017.