Community Art Collaborative

Apply to Be a CAC Member

CAC Member applications for the 2023-2024 program year are now closed. Applications for the next program year will open in late Spring 2024.

What does a year in CAC look like?

CAC Members are matched with non-profit community organizations, museums, and schools around Baltimore City to serve year-long community arts residencies. The work of CAC member artists provides youth and adults the benefits of after-school and community-based arts experiences, and strengthens neighborhoods through community art projects. CAC Members will facilitate arts classes & workshops, develop social justice-based curricula, assist in the evaluation of programs, and gain valuable professional experience in the community arts and non-profit fields. Members may also have the opportunity to develop special projects, plan community events, and support their partner organizations in a myriad of ways.

The CAC program is a great fit for someone who would like to: 1) gain more hands-on experience and professional development for teaching art to youth and adults in community settings, 2) become connected with a network of community-driven arts organizations in Baltimore, 3) use their creative expertise to contribute to impactful community-based work in Baltimore City.

How do I apply?

The CAC Member application can be submitted via our online portal - click the pink button that says "Apply to be a CAC Member" in the left side menu. Applicants should prepare the following materials for their application:

  1.  A cover letter that specifically describes why you are interested in the CAC program
  2.  Resume/CV
  3.  A digital portfolio (one PDF) containing images of your artwork, community arts projects, and/or teaching samples
  4.  Contact info for 2 Professional References
  5.  1-2 Letters of Support 

When should I apply?

  • Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority applications are due May 31Applicants are encouraged to apply early. 
  • Interviews for selected applicants will begin in June 2023, via Zoom. Applicants are asked to research our Partner Organizations in preparation for an interview. 
  • The AmeriCorps Service year commitment for selected applicants would begin the last week of August 2023 and run through mid-August 2024.

CAC's program year is contingent on approval of funds from AmeriCorps.