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Youth Residency: At the Table

Having a passion for reimagining and innovation, the Gantt Center is partnering with Ricky Singh - artist, community builder and educational leader to curate an experience that focuses on youth leading youth. Using creative means, Ricky Singh will lead #CharlotteYouth alongside the Gantt Center and launch the first-ever youth residency in collaboration with the Mecca of Digital Arts studio (MODA).

Youth Residency: At the Table

The At the Table youth residency model, will highlight a district, charter, private and homeschool collaboration led by #CharlotteYouth. This cohort will be responsible for helping to guide programming through pop-ups and community engagement opportunities. These high school students will serve as mentors for other youth utilizing MODA for the 2023-24 season at the Gantt.

Youth in the residency program will gain exposure in a variety of skillsets tied to marketing, design, business development and the arts. #CharlotteYouth will also have the opportunity to:

  • Serve as an instructor through hands-on with leading with #CharlotteYouth
  • Collaborate with co-youth residents
  • Access VIP experiences led by the Gantt Center
  • Showcase of their work via Gantt Center
  • Meet with a Gantt mentor for regular check-ins
  • Shadow Gantt and partner organizations that align with their interest
  • Opportunities to be a part of long-term planning and strategy for MODA
  • Receive letters of recommendation
  • Be recognized for youth residency participation
  • Headshots + social media training

If you know a high school student who attends a district, charter, private or homeschool in Mecklenburg County and may be interested in applying, please share this opportunity. Complete the program application below by September 5, 2023 11:59pm. The first cohort begins September 18, 2023.

If you have any questions, please contact Nicole Beverly at

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