Interns will have a hands-on role working with the campers throughout their daily activities and shaping the atmosphere of the camp. Additional opportunities are available for the intern to have a role in the office and potentially working on curriculum development.
El Taller Latino Americano™ (The Latin American Workshop™) is a 501(c)(3) community-based non-profit arts and education institution founded in New York City in 1979 to bridge the gap between Latin Americans and North Americans through the language of art, dance and music.
El Taller is located in El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 on East 99th between 2nd and 3rd and offers its community a varied menu of Spanish and English language classes, arts programming, and music. El Taller seeks not only to educate, but also to engage and gather diverse groups together culturally and linguistically on the common ground of creativity. Over 500 people each month meet to share ideas, participate in classes and find creative inspiration and a refuge in the middle of New York City.
Our partnerships include work in the public school system, hospitals and other community organizations. We reach school age children through Sesame Street, immigrant populations through Misa Campesina for Peace, the medical community through our alliance with Health and Hospitals Corporation; and art lovers city wide working with the MTA Mural Project, Latido Latino on HBO and Nonesuch Records.
The 35-year history of El Taller is testimony to the nature of community in New York City, one assembled in the atmospheres of the home, the public plaza, the classroom, the stage, and the artist’s studio. The social impact of offering the chance to participate in cultural arts activities and education within the community of El Taller is not only evident by the number of visitors, participants, teachers, and students; we also see the palpable effect of collective action and collaboration on individuals and groups, experiences that serve as expressions of our shared humanity and of our shared cultural heritage. Our aim is to inspire an extended commitment to community through ongoing exposure to each other’s artistic and cultural lives in order to invigorate learning and understanding, while forming a working community with the skills to read, interpret, and respond to the world.