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Mayor’s Creative Youth Corps

Investing in Albuquerque's youth.

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The Mayor's Creative Youth Corps (MCYC) is a professional development, six-week paid summer internship program for youth interested in arts-based leadership opportunities. Interested rising high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates living in the Albuquerque metro area are eligible to apply. The Mayor's Creative Youth Corps strives to provide Albuquerque’s creative youth a safe and meaningful opportunity to develop their skills, build a professional network, and prepare for the future. 

Mayor Tim Keller and the City of Albuquerque Department of Arts & Culture are invested in internship and career exploration opportunities for Albuquerque's youth. In 2020, Mayor Tim Keller and his team re-imagined the 21-year-old Mayor’s Art Institute and launched the Mayor's Creative Youth Corps in order to strengthen and diversify the pipeline of leadership in Albuquerque’s creative sector for years to come. 

Apply today!

Mayor's Creative Youth Corps Application 

Interested in being a host site? 
Email: [email protected] 

MCYC 2020 Community Partners

  • Together 4 brothers
  • Albuquerque Museum
  • National Hispanic Cultural Center
  • Tricklock Theatre Company
  • Three Sisters
  • T-Shirt Lab
  • New Mexico Black Leadership Council
  • Public Art
  • Keshet
  • Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Libraries
  • Abq ToDo