The Neighborhood Studios program, presented by the Greater Hartford Arts Council, is looking for applicants for its 2019 six-week paid internships programs held in the summer for students ages 14-18.  Application deadline is extended to Friday, April 12.

The Mark Twain House & Museum presents Write to the Point, a creative writing program of workshops and sessions at Twain’s historic home.  Students projects explore the role of place in a writer’s work through poetry, nonfiction and museum exhibition.  Two final projects include performance of original poetry and prose, and a group museum exhibit.

Other studios: SNAP! Photography at The Amistad Center for Art & Culture; Youth Jazz Orchestra at the Artists Collective; Make a Scene at TheaterWorks; Breakdancing Shakespeare at Hartford Stage; and eye on video at Real Art Ways.

Here is some feedback from some of last year’s Write to the Point student interns and parents:

  • “I learned what a writing career could look like and how to promote my work.”
  • “The most memorable thing I remember was how inspired I had felt when I first wrote in the house.”
  • “I like a lot of it: Meeting other apprentices, working in the Twain house, the status of being an apprentice, the encouragement in getting a career in the arts.”
  • “Dr. Golden & both Master Teaching Artists Victoria Nordlund & Danielle Pieratti provided a supportive, enriching environment for my daughter and the other apprentices to hone their skills. Being at Mark Twain was a wonderful experience for her – I am amazed at her growth in creativity and the maturity of her writing in just 6 weeks!”
  • “I think this program is an excellent program and allows students to gain new perspective of what the community has to offer.”
  • “Very satisfied with the program. Elliana comes home and shares with us her day what she is currently working on. I see the excitement. Overall, I am happy with the program.”


Information and application.