Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is establishing a College Ambassador program for students with a passion for the arts. Participants will explore many facets of the Museum and be part of a vibrant group working together to take action through art. The program's mission is to enhance collegiate learning through professional practice and research, create networking opportunities, and enliven Museum programs and engagement for college students.
College Ambassadors are supported in part by Phat Tire Bike Company and Stephen and Claudia Strange
College ambassadors chosen for the inaugural program will meet at the Museum monthly to discuss and expand their interests across disciplines — art, history, science, and culture — and participate in art-making and educational activities driven by the group's interests. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to work with art professionals (curators, artists, and professors) from the Museum and other organizations and will help plan the Museum's college programming, including a culminating event or community project for the spring of 2013.
Who is Eligible
All registered college and university students (freshman through Master's level) with an interest in art, art-making, and community engagement are eligible to apply. The application is not limited to art students, as we encourage those from all disciplines to participate. College Ambassadors should be dedicated students willing to make a commitment of time and talent to make a difference at the Museum. Up to 25 participants will be selected.
Applicants should fill out our online application, which includes a brief essay of from 500 to 1000 words stating why you are interested in being a College Ambassador.
Applications are due by January 31, 2013, and applicants will be notified of the results by February 7. The first meeting will be held the last week of February based upon an overall consensus of the best time and day.
Applications are now closed for the Spring Semester (January – May 2013).
We will re-open new applications in June 2013 for the Fall Semester.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact Sara Segerlin, Public Programs Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479-418-5714.
Tom Uttech, Enassamishhinjijwean (detail), 2009, oil on canvas. © Tom Uttech, Courtesy Alexandre Gallery, New York.
Photography by Steven Watson. On view in the Twentieth-Century Art Gallery.