What We're Reading: Albuquerque Apprenticeship Offers Path to the Arts

"The Apprenticeships for Leaders in Mosaic Arts (ALMA) Summer Institute is a paid apprenticeship for youth ages 16 to 24 to create permanent handmade tile mosaic murals in public spaces across Albuquerque," reports Erica Sweeney in Next City.

"Apprentices work alongside a master artist and it teaches them, but also compensates them for their work and gives them training on all these transferable skills," says Vanessa Alvarado, lead artist and outreach director at ALMA. Alvarado summarily reveals, "ALMA has taught me how to be a proud female of color, how to collaborate, how to communicate, just given me a sense of pride in my community."

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