Community Art Collaborative

Apply to Be a CAC Member

CAC Member applications for the 2024-2025 program year are now OPEN!

Priority applications are due June 14, 2024. 

Review the full CAC Member Position Description for 2024-25!

Check out the full list of Benefits for Members!

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, and
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 read the full CAC Member Position Description (2024-25), and 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 June 14, 2024. Selected applicants who submit by this date will receive interview requests promptly. 
  • Interviews for selected applicants will begin in late June 2024, via Zoom. Applicants are asked to research our Partner Organizations in preparation for the interview. 
  • The application will remain open until all positions are filled. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as long as the application remains open. 
  • The AmeriCorps Service year commitment for selected applicants would begin the last week of August 2024 and run through mid-August 2025.

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