Submit your work by January 15, 2016.
Be a Part of a Traveling Exhibition of Youth Visual & Literary Artists
The Philadelphia 76ers Mentoring Art Contest (MaC) is a Philadelphia competition to encourage and empower youth to express their ideas about mentorship through visual and literary storytelling. MaC will select, reward, and exhibit art that reflects youth experiences with (a) formal mentoring programs; (b) informal mentoring from teachers, family members, community leaders, and others; and (c) peer-to-peer mentoring among youth. The competition is free to enter.
To celebrate National Mentoring Month, January 2016, MaC will exhibit the work of up to 20 youth artists at a travelling art show. Prize winners will receive a cash reward and a VIP trip to New York City!
MaC in presented by the Philadelphia 76ers in partnership with My Brother’s Keeper Philadelphia; the Mentoring Partnership & Resource Center; the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts, Culture, and the Creative Economy; the Philadelphia Youth Commission; and the School District of Philadelphia.
Why Mentoring Art?
At MBK Philly, we know the transformative potential of high quality, sustained mentoring. Mentoring plays a critical role in addressing low graduation rates, juvenile crime, and youth unemployment.With this in mind, the MaC team has come together to present an art exhibition that will elevate youth voices and illustrate the power of mentoring in their lives.
Ready to Apply?
Please download our call for entries, share our flyer with your students and mentees, and send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see your artwork!