jumpstART is an intensive after school program for high school students with a demonstrated interest and aptitude for the visual arts. A joint initiative with the CUE Art Foundation, jumpstART guides students through the process of conceiving, organizing, promoting and curating their own exhibition. The program takes place over consecutive semesters, providing students an opportunity to focus on college and portfolio preparation, while engaging in an expansive collaboration.
jumpstART students are exposed to a broad range of career opportunities in the arts, working closely with artists, designers, printers, curators, public-speaking coaches and art administrators.
Through these relationships, participants learn key skills applicable to all aspects of their professional lives, and students emerge from the program with both practical business skills and fine arts training.
Registration for the program takes place once a year in September. The class runs annually from October-June with 3 hour classes, two days a week. If you are interested in registering for the program, please visit our registration page.
Please watch this video by our collaborating partner, the CUE Art Foundation.