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. 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. Students from across the school district meet one another for the first time, explore their cultural identities, and develop skills that will help them achieve their career and educational dreams. Over the past few years, Lead artists have included Nona Faustine, Titus Kaphar, Roberto Lugo, and Wardell Milan. SAP will turn 20 in 2020.