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Friday, July 17, 2015

15th Annual Artspace Summer Apprenticeship

for New Haven Public High School Students

Concerned about Ferguson, Baltimore and the injustices here in Connecticut? Have your voice heard! Help design an innovative art exhibition at Artspace that looks at the issues around racial bias in the Justice system. Create theatre and spoken word responding to the Jerome Project, a growing body of powerful portraits of incarcerated men by New Haven artist Titus Kaphar. By walking in others’ shoes and understanding our own, this project bridges the gap between a racialized justice system and youth who are often its targets.Your creative output will be seen by hundreds of people and and celebrated with an opening reception and public performance.

Download the application HERE

Featured Artists:

Titus Kaphar

 Lead Artist 

 Titus Kaphar earned his MFA in Painting from Yale, and has shown his work in solo shows at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC. He maintains his studio in New Haven.

Dexter Singleton

Collective Consciousness Theatre

Dexter Singleton’s career began with the renowned Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit as an ensemble member. In 2001, he co-founded Collective Consciousness Theatre, a New Haven based multicultural theatre company dedicated to creating new American works that inspire social change.

Aaron Jafferis

Collective Consciousness Theatre 

Aaron Jafferis is a hip-hop poet and playwright who received his MFA in Musical Theatre Writing from NYU. He teaches poetry and hip-hop theatre in schools, hospitals, health centers, community organizations, and detention centers in his hometown of New Haven, CT.

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