2016 Creative Code Youth Apprenticeship with NOW Hunters Point

Over the course of 10 weeks four Bay Area youth (ages 15-18) will be awarded Creative Code Apprenticeships to work alongside two Creative Code artists and develop a public interactive artwork for NOW Hunters Point, a project sponsored by PG&E.
Schedule:
  • Applications close: October 10th at midnight.
  • Selection Announcement: October 13th
  • Development period with weekly classes: October 17th - January 18th.
  • Exhibition Opening: TBD (Late January 2017).
  • Youth Workshops: TBD (Mid February 2017).
Selected Apprentices Receive:
  • Training in creative coding languages (HTML, CSS & Processing) which are both artistic and technically balanced in structure.
  • Experience in the artmaking process, including creation, development and installation of a publicly accessible digital artwork through mentorship from professional artists.
  • Opportunity to mentor their own peers by leading a workshop at Hunters Point NOW on the knowledge they have gained during the apprenticeship.
  • Access to cutting edge technology resources and facilities located at both Gray Area and NOW Hunters Point.
  • A paid stipend to support their creative development.
Commitment:
  • 36 hours of weekly team development meetings, both onsite and virtual.
  • 6 hours of scheduled install time.
  • 6 hours of workshop preparation and facilitation.
We are looking for Applicants who:
  • Have some experience with code.
  • Are inquisitive and eager to learn.
  • Are excited to get creative.
  • Youth (ages 15-18) from Bayview Hunters Point are strongly encouraged to apply.
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NOW Hunters Point

NOW Hunters Point seeks to transform a former industrial landscape into a dynamic activity center that can be a place for environmental restoration and community renewal. In an attempt to capture what can be wanted and loved by the community, the NOW Hunters Point project team has embraced an interactive community engagement process as the catalyst for the design, programming, and future visioning of the site.┬áNOW Hunters Point is a project sponsored by PG&E   The process launched in early 2013 with a series of interviews with key stakeholders in the community. Those conversations helped frame the creation of the Early Intervention on the site, which was launched in late 2013. The Early Intervention, which consisted of a Listening Booth and general site improvements, was intended to provide a platform for a more tangible connection and dialogue with the community. Between the first on-site event, the National Day of Listening (November 2013), and most recent one, the End of Summer Movie Night (August 2015), the site and the surrounding neighborhood have been a staging ground for activities working to engage people in the conversation of what the site can become.