Village Youth

Village Youth is our award winning art + education + advocacy + leadership program offered after-school, to Philadelphia youth in middle and high school. This program has two main areas of activity: Open Studios and Village Industries (Paid Youth Internships.)

VILLAGE INDUSTRIES: Part-time Creative Jobs + Apply

This internship program partners groups of youth with top-tier teaching professional artists to obtain, refine and advance their creative skills while producing professional-quality works for clients that seek youth input (including The Village).

How old are youth interns? Middle and high school-aged youth may become Village Industries Youth Interns.

Why is this a paid internship? We believe that youths’ creative ideas and products have value. We also believe that with a little mentorship, youth can create professional quality work that changes the way all people view the world.

How does a young person become an intern? To become an intern, a youth begin with this step: Fill out an interest form here. We will call you within 3 days, or you can have your parent/guardian reach to us and confirm your submission. If we call you, we will want to also speak with your parent/guardian.

Snacks Provided.


Questions? Contact or call 215-225-7830 .
+ Apply for Village Industries


IMPACT STUDIOS (for young creatives, ages 10-13) + Sign up
Open Studio courses are offered for free, M-F from 3:30-6:00 pm. Youth are mentored by Philadelphia’s top professional artists, designers, performers, and builders. Youth draw on a variety of artistic disciplines to explore, create, and amplify their unique, powerful voices.

For the 2019 Fall Semester we are offering the following courses:

Mixed Media Art
Hip-Hop Dance
Clay + Ceramics
Beat Making + Songwriting + Recording
PhillyEarth (Building Stuff + Growing Stuff + Selling Stuff)

Snacks Provided.


Questions? Contact or call 215-225-7830
+ Sign Up for Impact Studios


The Village’s Youth Programs combine art, education, advocacy and leadership, and are offered free, to youth ages 10 to 18. The programs provides high-quality, arts experiences to youth in our North Central Philadelphia and across the city who would otherwise have little or no exposure to the arts. We challenge young people to discover and explore their capabilities through the arts, to develop confidence and empathy, and to focus their passion in pursuit of a better future. Teaching artists and staff meet young people where they are in their lives, find first moments of engagement and begin the process of creative expression. The Village’s Students and Teaching Artists collaborate to produce phenomenal artworks that are exhibited quarterly in showcases for more than 500 family members, friends, and Philly art lovers, and at partner venues and events hosted throughout the year.

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