Neighborhood Studios at The Mark Twain House

The Mark Twain House & Museum is proud to be part of the Greater Hartford Arts Council‘s Neighborhood Studios program. For six weeks every summer, June 29 through August 7, this program offers paid internships to students ages 14 to 18 at six Hartford locations. The Mark Twain House focuses on creative writing with its Write to the Point  program. Students who are accepted to Write to the Point receive instruction in creative writing, and are required to produce regular content and complete a final group presentation, in collaboration with the rest of our Write to the Point interns.

Apprentices are paid a $100 weekly stipend, teaching them the important responsibility of a paying job. Throughout the program, apprentices participate in all-day workshops with master teaching artists including a career building curriculum that teaches resume building, interviewing and networking skills, as well as vocational skills necessary to succeed in today’s workforce: creative problem solving, multi-media communication, teamwork and civic responsibility.

In 2020, Neighborhood Studios will focus on the theme of Power.

Visit Let’s Go Arts! for more information and an application. Questions about the Write to the Point program at The Mark Twain House may be directed to Bridget McGrath.

The Greater Hartford Arts Council’s Neighborhood Studios program develops emerging artists and teaches teens the value of creativity and fundamental career skills they need to succeed in today’s workforce. Neighborhood Studios is a program of the Greater Hartford Arts Council and is supported by the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.