BHCC Summer Arts Camp – OutLoud Dallas

Application Deadline: Friday, May 26, 2023 (midnight Central Time) 

The Bath House Cultural Center, in collaboration with OutLoud Dallas, is hosting BHCC Summer Arts Camp, a free camp for Dallas kids, June 12-June 30, 2023, Monday-Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM.

Dallas youth between the ages of 11-14 will participate in a three-week visual and performing arts intensive that will culminate in a multidisciplinary public exhibition that will be shared with the community, friends and family. Participants will work with local artists to produce large scale paintings, spoken word pieces, portrait photography and participate in dance and theater workshops. Youth participants will conceptualize the theme and design of the exhibition, working with professional artists to learn technical skills in a variety of art forms to execute their vision.

No pre-requisites or prior artistic experience is required to participate in this program. OutLoud artist mentors have included: Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Carlos Mario Garcia, Ruben Carrazana, Stephanie Drenka, Darryl Ratcliff, Joi Thomas, and Javier Loredo.

This summer camp is designed to bring opportunities to local underserved students and to provide them with access to the arts.

ELIGIBILITY: Students ages 11-14.


CAMP DATES/TIME: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm, June 12-June 30, 2023

ABOUT OUTLOUD DALLAS: OutLoud brings together teenagers from 29 different zip codes across the Dallas area, using the power of art to bridge divides, enhance social emotional learning, and provide platforms for youth to share their voices with the community. Their mission is to amplify youth voice and value young people as capable change makers, artists, and storytellers. OutLoud was founded in January, 2019 by Allison Caldwell and Jeffery Moffitt. Their extensive backgrounds in art therapy, education, theater, and multidisciplinary storytelling led them to create OutLoud in response to the need for more accessible platforms for youth to share their voices about issues that they care about. Jeffery and Allison have over 25 years of combined experience in the youth development space and have led large scale youth initiatives across the city. Since OutLoud’s beginnings in early 2019, OutLoud has provided programming services and partnered with a number of local community organizations, including: The Latino Cultural Center, UNT Dallas, Uplift Education, After8toEducate, Big Thought, CitySquare, AURORA, Gossypion Investments, Ash Studios, Fair Park, Life in Deep Ellum, and SPARK. Through their storytelling programming, OutLoud youth have worked together to create eleven public installations that were viewed by nearly 8,000 community members.

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