Media/Art/Design Lab (MADLab)
The Art Effect’s Media, Arts, and Design Lab (MADLab) workforce development program annually employs 40 at-risk local youth and helps them develop workforce and technical skills through visual arts projects.
Through four after-school sessions and one full-time summer session, youth earn a wage or stipend as they explore arts careers, produce collaborative projects, and learn workplace skills such as time management, team work, leadership, and communication. Each year, the program has a creative placemaking component where youth design and produce public art installations in downtown Poughkeepsie.
Stay tuned for details on where and how you can see the amazing art created in this session of MADLab and when applications will drop for our upcoming MADLab summer session.
Current Program: MADLab Fall Workforce Program
October 12 – December 2
Monday – Wednesday, 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
MADLab is an “earn while you learn” arts-based career and skills training program that trains youth in:
- Visual art, graphic design, and website development skills
- Managing public art and social media marketing projects
Youth who complete MADLab earn a $150 stipend
Programming at The Art Effect is partially funded by monies received from the United Way of Dutchess County, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Dutchess County.
The Art Effect is monitoring Dutchess County and NY State Guidelines as they relate to the spread of COVID-19 and will continue to implement health and safety measures to protect our students and families. Please see our updated health and safety plan, HERE. Sign up for text alerts, our mailing list, and follow us on social media(Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter) for updates.