Eastside: The Future and Back
An Intersection of Histories, Memories, & Places in San Antonio’s Eastside
Centro Por la Justicia (The Centro) provides cultural and educational opportunities in the community through a variety of outlets and programs. A large part of The Centro’s work and programming takes place in a community space known as the Movement Gallery, which was developed to create opportunities for local artists and cultural workers to share their voice and integrate their practices into a larger social justice framework. Using a cultural organizing model, The Movement Gallery fosters artistic and cultural expression to serve as a vehicle for representation, participation, critical analysis, and action in the immediate community and beyond. It is home to a series of rotating projects, art openings, community classes and meetings, as well as the permanent installation- La Biblioteca Clandestina/The Underground Library.
This summer Centro Por La Justicia, with support from The City of San Antonio Department for Culture and Creative Development, will develop a multimedia installation in the Movement Gallery focused on the theme of local history and storytelling. This new project will collect past Eastside neighborhood stories and connect them with the voices of the people and places coming into the changing neighborhood. These stories will focus on iconic places of memory in the neighborhood, current and past representations of Eastside identity, and the formation of new communities as people migrate in and out of the area. The installation will bring these personal and collective stories to life using audio, photography, video, and other digital and interactive art forms.
Centro Por La Justicia is currently seeking 3 high school or college age youth interns to help guide this storytelling, art, and media making process. This project will require local research, preparatory interviews, and meetings between community members, community organizers, and artists in order to have multigenerational conversations that have not before taken place. The project artistic director will work with the interns through the research and preparatory phases, and guide them through the exploration of several media and art forms that will be used to tell the stories. The gallery opening on Saturday, September 7 will showcase the installation and will be open to the public.
Youth interns will:
· Gain community research and organizing experience, as well as interviewing and storytelling skills
· Build their artistic skill set and portfolio, and learn to develop their voice and point of view through storytelling and media production
· Learn about local history and communities, and work with professional artists, community leaders, and community organizers
· Earn a small stipend
Who is eligible?
· Youth of high school and college age with an interest in art and media production and working with community members
· Youth committed to fully participating, and available to work on the project 4-8 hours/week beginning in late June and wrapping up in late August (hours are flexible)
Interested youth should submit the application below to firstname.lastname@example.org or in person at 1416 E. Commerce by June 20. For more information please call Laura at 210-299-2666. Centro Por La Justicia is committed to equity and representation and encourages youth of color, women, and LGBTQ youth to apply.
DATE OF BIRTH:
High school, college or university you are attending:
Describe yourself in one sentence, highlighting your talents, history, experience, or interests.
What do you hope to accomplish during this project? What do you hope to gain?
Tell us about a neighborhood or community you belong to, and why it is important to you.
Please share any community engagement, arts, or media experience you have.
What programs do you have experience with (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Word)?
Do you have any other commitments that will limit your participation in this project?