Student Apprenticeship Program
Each year, Artspace brings New Haven public high school students into its galleries for three intensive weeks to work as apprentices with a Lead Artist.
During SAP, Artspace brings New Haven public high school students into its space for three intensive weeks to work as apprentices with a Lead Artist.
Since its inception in 2001, when Sol LeWitt served as the inaugural lead Artist, Artspace’s Summer Apprenticeship Program has given nearly 400 New Haven Public High School students the opportunity to conceive, create, and mount their very own gallery show, learn about contemporary studio art practices, delve deeply into the lead artists artistic strategies and methods, and build self-esteem while making a collective project relevant to their own lives.
SAP’s proven track record can be seen through its 18-year history, building its reputation as a high-quality opportunity for New Haven teens to explore their cultural identity and gain life-enhancing skills they need to achieve their educational and career goals.