Program Overview

The Summer Works Arts Program offers students an outlet to express their artistic creativity through various educational and enrichment opportunities. As part of the program,  students spend six weeks in apprenticeships to local artists, who help them to create public mural art throughout the City.

The program apprentices students with strong artistic interest and a visual arts portfolio. Students receive arts training and enrichment as well as a financial stipend.

Program Elements

Students increase their career potential through:

  • Professional Training: Students gain hands-on work experience and hone their artistic abilities by assisting local artists in creating public mural art.
  • Field Trips: Students attend regular field trips, including visits to museums and galleries. Previous field trips have included  tours of Jersey City’s mural artwork, trips to Mana Contemporary, visits to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and much more.


Application Process

Jersey City public school students are selected through a competitive portfolio review process.

Applications for the Program are now closed.