Want to Get Involved?

As a supporter of ArtWorks for Milwaukee, you can directly help our teens reach their full potential. There are several ways you can help us create job-ready teens.

Become an Intern

ArtWorks for Milwaukee links professional lead artists with teams of Milwaukee high school students to create community-based works of art and to learn life and career skills. We seek to provide you with the following:

              • Meaningful employment and job training opportunities
                Our goal is to expose you to real-world job experiences so that you can learn the skills necessary to succeed in your career of your choice.
              • Positive mentoring and exposure to workplace diversity
                We hope to provide positive mentoring opportunities for you through interactions with your lead artist, career coach, program assistants, and other program participants. This program is set up for you to learn how to work within a diverse workplace team to achieve personal and team goals.
              • Opportunities to practice artistic techniques and creative problem solving
                You will be exposed to an array of artistic techniques, media, and approaches to help you learn creative problem solving and the other 21st century skills. ArtWorks interns learn life and career skills through the arts. These 21st century skills are some of the most sought-after workplace skills by employers today.

We are currently not accepting applications. Check back near the end of March for our available summer internships!

Questions: please email keturah@artworksformilwaukee.org

Be a Volunteer

ArtWorks for Milwaukee is seeking high-performing, dedicated, and self-starting volunteers in a variety of capacities, including those listed on this page. For more information, please contact Trenice at trenice@artworksformilwaukee.org.

Be a Lead Artist

Artworks for Milwaukee has openings from time to time for contracted lead artists to work with teams of 8 to 10 high school interns for internships, which last from 8 to 10 weeks.

Lead Artists serve as an artistic guide and supervisor to the interns, providing employability skills training and evaluations. Lead Artists will be provided with a framework of employability skills to incorporate into the weekly project plan. Experience working with youth, especially teenagers, on a public art project is preferred.

For additional information about upcoming opportunities, please contact Kristen at kristen@artworksformilwaukee.org or call us at (414) 708-9996.

Join our Staff

Artworks for Milwaukee has a small team of people who are passionate about developing youth through the arts. Occasionally, we have openings at ArtWorks. If you are interested in submitting your resume, please email us at director@artworksformilwaukee.org.

Attend an Event

We have a variety of upcoming events, including program unveilings, community events, and fundraising activities.  There are many “day-of” event tasks that we need volunteers to come help with including set-up, take-down, or tasks during the event itself.  We would love to have your help!


ArtWorks’ relies on the generosity of individuals, businesses and foundations to hire interns, lead artists and run internships year-round.  Find out about the ways you can support ArtWorks.