The MADLab (Media/Art/Design Lab) – formerly Habilidad, Media Magic and Project Able, is an “earn while you learn” arts career exploration and job skills training program that addresses the needs of youth facing multiple barriers to employment in year-round after-school programs and an intensive 8-week summer session. MADLab provides a productive, safe space where youth participants can engage in a diverse array of visual arts and design careers from an entrepreneurial perspective. Youth engage with arts careers through mentor sessions with local professional working artists across a variety of disciplines, each culminating in a hands-on project experimenting with that specific artistic discipline. Youth learn a variety of workplace skills, including individual portfolio development, leadership, public speaking, graphic design, and workplace etiquette, using an arts-based curriculum while earning a stipend for their work.

10 weeks, Mon/Tues/Weds/Thurs each week, 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm each day
Held at The Art Effect, 45 Pershing Avenue, POK NY 12601
Starts Monday 1/29/2018, ends Thursday 4/5/2018
Youth Producers receive a stipend of $100 upon program completion.